The protesters were calling for the return of the bodies of five
alleged militants who had earlier been killed by security forces.
Protesters claimed they had been arrested before being killed in custody
while security forces claim they were killed in an encounter. Protesters
were also calling for the disclosure of the whereabouts of 12 other youths
who have reportedly been arrested in recent days as part of investigations
into the deaths of 35 Sikhs in the nearby village of Chatti Singhpura on 20
Amnesty International is reiterating call to the Indian authorities to
carry out a full, independent and transparent inquiry into the deaths of
the 35 Sikhs on 20 March. It is further calling for independent inquiries
into allegations of human rights violations by security forces in the wake
of the March 20 killings, including today's shooting.