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SKIMS Medical College students protest civilian killings

By Rabiya Bashir

Srinagar, Apr 12: The undergraduate students at SKIMS Medical College Bemina on Thursday staged a protest against the civilian killings in south Kashmir.
Holding placards, the protesting students gathered in the college campus and raised pro-freedom slogans.
“We organized a peaceful protest against the recent civilian killings. We have seen enough blood on the streets of Kashmir. Our water bodies and streets are filled with the innocent blood,” said Shakir Ahmad, General Secretary of the Undergraduate Students’ Union.
“The government forces have to stop this genocide. We want an end to this bloodshed.”
He said the “Indian media” should, instead of “barking and spitting venom”, show reality to their people.
Kaiser Ahmad, an MBBS student, said all the people killed in south Kashmir “were our brothers”.
“We are protesting for humanity. People of Kashmir are also humans and they don’t deserve to get killed every day. We are against the pellets fired by the government forces. They should ban using deadly pellets,” he said.
He said the government forces were not considering the people of Kashmir humans.
“We want to raise our voice and tell them that our conscious is still alive. It is not like they will continue killing our people and we will watch it silently. These innocent killings have to be stopped,” he said.
The protesting students also expressed solidarity with the students injured in clashes with the forces.
The students condemned the use of pellets.
“We condemn the use of pellets. We can’t stand the sight of pellet-hit youth in the hospitals,” said Junaid Ahmad, also an MBBS student.