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Twenty four people including a block president of the state opposition National Conference, Nissar Ullah Khan, have been booked for damaging public property and attacking a police team in Poonch district.

“On May 1, Mohammed Rafiq, a resident of Golid village, died under mysterious circumstances, after which some of the residents of his village including several workers of National Conference held a protest there,” a police officer told PTI.

When a police team reached the spot, it was attacked by the protesters who started pelting stones at them, he said.

“Several policemen were injured and several police vehicles damaged in the stone pelting,” he said.

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It has been sixteen years of wait for the family members of the 19 persons killed in Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu region by the Indian forces in the intervening night of 3-4 August, 1998. On Sunday, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights group, in association with the survivors of the massacre released a 54 page report, The Anatomy of a Massacre The Mass Killings at Sailan,written and researched by Shrimoyee Nadini Ghosh. Ghosh is a lawyer and researcher, working with the JKCCS on few issues including the Sailan massacre. She documented