SRINAGAR : Indian government forces shot and killed a teenage Kashmiri boy and wounded two others as hundreds of rock-throwing protesters threatened to attack their armoured vehicle in the Indian-held Kashmir, reported a private TV channel on Friday. Police officer Abdul Ghani Mir said the violence erupted after Friday prayers as government forces tried to stop the protesters from holding a street demonstration against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.
The shooting occurred in Naidkhai village, nearly 30 kilometers north of the Indian-occupied Kashmir's main city, Srinagar.
Anti-India sentiments run deep in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two neighbours have fought two wars over the control of Kashmir since they won independence from Britain in 1947.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 15-Mar-2014