Indian soldiers kills student in Kashmir-PHOTO

Thousands of people protested in India occupied Kashmir on Saturday against the killing of a student by soldiers.

Indian soldiers kills student in Kashmir-PHOTO

The Indian army killed the 22-year-old student, Manzoor Magray, in India occupied Kashmir. The army claimed he walked into an ambush laid by soldiers and tried to run away when challenged.

Relatives of Magray said the young man had been killed in "cold blood" and about 2,500 people marched in a procession with his body borne aloft, blocking roads in Handwara town, in Kupwara district, witnesses and a Reuters photographer said.

More than 100 people were killed in anti-Indian unrest last year that began as a protest over the killing of a 17-year-old student.

Last year's unrest eased off after official promises of a political solution of grievances in the Himalayan region.

In 1948, the United Nations adopted a resolution calling for a referendum for Kashmir to determine whether the Himalayan region should be part of India and Pakistan. But India has rejected to hold referendum in Kashmiri territory.

Kashmiris see India as an "occupier" and accuse troops of systematic violations, killing dozens of civilians in Himalayan region.

Agencies

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