Kashmir uprising enters 100th day
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the ongoing intifada marked by cold-blooded killings, crippling injuries, curfew and restrictions completed 100 days, today, while anti-India protest rallies and shutdown continue across the territory.
The uprising that was triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by Indian forces on July 8 has left 110 people dead and several thousand injured, so far. More than 800 people sustained pellet injuries in their eyes with majority of them on the verge of losing eyesight partially or fully.
The Valley is also witnessing continued shutdown for the past 100 days. The authorities imposed curfew and restrictions for most of the period during these days. Mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended across the Kashmir Valley.
Meanwhile, protests and clashes broke out in various parts of the Valley including Srinagar, Shopian, Baramulla, Pulwama and Islamabad districts. The men in uniform barged into houses, damaged properties worth millions, vandalized household goods and subjected the inmates to brute torture in many areas.
All social and religious organisations like Jamaat-i-Islami, Jamiat-i-Ahle Hadees, Tehreek-e-Sawtul Awliya, Karwaan-i-Islami, Ummat-i-Islami, Anjuman-i-Tableeghul Islam and others launched a door-to-door campaign to raise funds for the support of curfew-hit transporters in the territory. Call for the drive was given by the joint Hurriyet leadership.
Protesters took to the streets after Zuhr prayers at Eidgah in Baramulla, today, and waved flags of Pakistan. They chanted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The post-Ashura procession attended by thousands of people in Sankoo near Kargil turned into an anti-India protest demonstration. The participants raised slogans against the recent killings of Muslims in the Kashmir valley.
Around 100 houses were destroyed when they caught fire under mysterious circumstances in Kishtwar area of Jammu region.
A special police officer was stoned to death by two Hindu men in a remote village of Kathua district in Jammu region.—KMS