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Martyrs graveyard Sopore. Photo: Muhabit-ul-Haq There have been six killings in row within three weeks in Sopore town of North Kashmir; one by one they were shot dead at point blank range. The pattern of killings remains same – unprovocative circumstances, unarmed civilians ‘targeted’ and gunned down. The latest ‘target’ was a former militant, Aijaz Ahmad Reshi who was shot dead in Mundji area of Sopore on Monday. According to police officials, reported by an English daily, “Reshi shunned militancy long time ago and was living a normal life.” Reshi’s death followed killing of an ex-militant, 24 hours ago, who

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The pro-freedom group in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani today issued a protest programme against the killing of two civilians in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district by the Indian army . Geelani has called on people of Bandipora and Ganderbal to march towards Markandal and Kondabal on 3 July to protest against “state terrorism” and condole with the bereaved families. On 5 July, Geelani has called on people to hold protests after Friday congregational prayers in the region against the killings. He termed the inquires as mere eyewash.