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Will world take notice of heart-wrenching photo of Kashmiri boy made to sit on his grandfather’s corpse

Dear world, just like the #BlackLivesMatter, the Kashmiri Lives also Matter

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A heart-wrenching photo and video of a Kashmiri boy sitting on his dead grandfather went viral on social media on Wednesday.

The Indian image of brutality raises the question, will the world take notice of this barbarism being continued in Indian occupied Kashmir.

Keeping in view that the world poured out on streets in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement after the US black American George Floyd’s death images went viral on social media.

Will, there be any support for a 3-year boy named Ayan, who can be seen sitting on the blood wretched body of his maternal grandfather, shot dead by Indian police in the Sopore town, Baramulla district, of Indian occupied Kashmir.

The victim was identified as 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan. According to Khan’s daughter, her father went to the bank to cash a cheque and on the way, he was dragged out of his car and then shot in cold blood.

However, police quoted that he was killed in a crossfire when Kashmiri insurgents attacked their forces in the Sopore district.

A video clip shows the boy heartbreakingly weeping sitting in the Indian Police van while some officials tried to offer him biscuits and chocolates. And as the video trended on social media, many have accused the J&K police of recording the child’s vulnerability.

Social media got all fired up as soon as the images went viral. People took to Twitter with hashtags #KashmiriLivesMatter, #KashmirBleeds, to highlight the incident and questioning the Indian act of brutality.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.