HEADLINES

INDIA: Security Forces Killed 3 People And Injured 150 In Kashmir Clashes

Bi Alistair Reign, August 6, 2016, Alistair Reign News Blog.

Srinagar, Aug 5: Fresh incident of firing has been reported from Kashmir’s Budgam region where at least 150 people have been left injured. Unfortunately, three of the protesters have been killed in firing by the security forces. The incident has further escalated tensions in the valley. Fresh incident of firing has been reported from Kashmir’s Budgam region where at least 150 people have been left injured. Unfortunately, three of the protesters have been killed in firing by the security forces. The incident has further escalated tensions in the valley. (Photo: India.com).

In Kashmir, three young men were killed, and around 150 people were injured as fast-spreading protests and clashes convulsed large parts of the Kashmir Valley, and the Muslim belts of the Jammu region where Internet was blocked again on FridayThe fresh incidence of violence in Kashmir, incidentally, comes on a day when the Union Government gave assurance to the Supreme Court that law and order was returning towards normalcy in the valley.

jammu kashmirThe deceased in today’s attack have been identified as 23-year-old Zahoor Ahmed and 27-year-old Mohammad Maqbool.

Anti-government rallies were taken out in around 45 places in the Valley’s 10 districts after Friday prayers. Two civilians were killed in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, indicating a further escalation as the deaths took place in a relatively less volatile district.

One student was killed in Baramulla’s Sopore area in clashes.

In another incident, three youth were critically injured in action by security forces against violent mob at Khansahib area of Budgam district, the official said.

He said the injured were taken to SMHS hospital here where one of them was declared “brought dead” by the doctors.

The death of the youth led to protests within the hospital and some youth started pelting stones on the nearby Karan Nagar police station.

The death toll (in the region) has risen to fifty-five (55) since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an operation on July 8 (2016), that triggered a massive public backlash.

An injured civilian being shifted to SMHS hospital after clashes at Beerwah in Srinagar on Friday. Two more protesters were killed and dozens injured in fresh firing during clashes in valley. (Photo PTI).

An injured civilian being shifted to SMHS hospital after clashes at Beerwah in Srinagar on Friday. Two more protesters were killed and dozens injured in fresh firing during clashes in valley. (Photo PTI).

Police sources said fierce clashes broke out in south Kashmir’s volatile districts of Shopian, Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama, leaving scores of protesters injured.

In north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla districts, medical emergencies were declared in hospitals to manage the rush of injured protesters. Scores were wounded in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts after rallies turned violent when the security forces disallowed the marches.

Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital confirmed receiving protesters who sustained pellet and bullet injuries. The hospital also witnessed clashes as the dead were being ferried to their respective areas.

Protesters run away as a policeman fires tear gas during a protest in Srinagar on August 5, 2016. (Photo: Reuters).

Protesters run away as a policeman fires tear gas during a protest in Srinagar on August 5, 2016. (Photo: Reuters).

According to official figures, more than 4,600 people, including security personnel, have been injured in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir.

In Srinagar, separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani were arrested in an attempt to foil their march towards the Hazratbal Shrine.

Curfew has been imposed in the entire Srinagar district – also in Ganderbal, Budgam, Anantnag town, Awantipora, Kulgam town, Baramulla district excluding Sopore, Shopian town, Kaloosa in Bandipora and parts of Handwara, a police official said.

He said restrictions were also clamped on assembly of four or more persons in rest of the Valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

🔝

References The Hindu: 3 killed, 150 injured in Kashmir clashes, and India.com: Kashmir unrest: Fresh firing in Budgam – 3 dead, over 150 injured, and Indian Express: Violence continues to rage in Kashmir, three more killed taking death toll to 53.


We welcome comments and conversation. Scroll down page to use the comment box.

Click Picture for a Popular Article

  • Yemen woman in bright scarf and hat, "War humiliated my daughter." Aunt Khemissa argument.
  • A 29-year-old woman who was raped in October 2015 by peacekeepers stationed in Bambari, Central African Republic. © 2015 Lewis Mudge/Human Rights Watch
  • The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) will receive $20 million – under the Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF) – to establish and operate the Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies. January 13, 2006. (Photo: Adam Scotti). AlistairReignBlog.com
  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula, with more than 40 percent of people living below the poverty line Reuters
  • Yesterday I re-blogged two article's suggesting that Donald Trump announced his candidacy as a ruse to help Hillary Clinton secure the title of President of The United States. When a friend first emailed me a link to the article by J.K. Trotter published in the Gawker, I brushed it off as too far-fetched, However, I recently changed my mind, and I will explain why I doubt Donald Trump's campaign started as a legit quest for the presidency.
  • Paramedics rush to the scene at the capital of Faso terrorist attack by Al-Qiada on January 15, 2016. The attack comes less than two months after a terrorist attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako on November 20 in which 20 people died including 14 foreigners.
  • Documentary: Part One - A Year In Space With Scott Kelly
  • Although the ISIS terrorist network has claimed to have hacked Department of Defense networks to gain personal information, it is fairly obvious much of the information came from social media websites. Individuals who are becoming targeted victims handed the required details over to the individuals calling for the attacks. Users of social media websites are urged to use caution whenever they are online to avoid attracting attention to themselves or inadvertently providing easily accessible information that could be turned into targeting data.
  • Mission The Islamic State are trying to create 'a state that does not recognise the previous borders of Iraq or Syria,' said Dr. Anne Aly, a Research Fellow at Curtin University. (Photo/source: Daily Mail Australia).
  • The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is amongst 17 organizations and two individuals that sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today (January 5, 2016) urging him to press Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and several other demonstrators from the country’s marginalized Eastern Province. On October 24 2015, the Saudi Supreme Court ratified the death sentence issued to Sheikh Nimr in October 2014. Since September, the Saudi criminal justice system has also ratified the death sentences of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah al-Zaher, three men arrested as minors in 2012 for their protest activity.
  • A question I have been asked many times since I began covering the humanitarian crisis in Yemen; who is taking care of the war orphans in Yemen? It appears the world has forgotten them, perhaps because they are not considered refugee orphans, nobody is paying attention to the gross crimes against these little ones - committed at the hands of an invading regime - Saudi Arabia.. children isleep nside a pitt in the ground, it is now normal for adults to put children to sleep in a large hole to ptotect child from snipers andcluster bombs that spray shrapnel Yemen.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees to Canada late Thursday night at Pearson International airport
  • American socialist organisation, the BPP, which at its height reached around 5,000 members, before disintegrating due to a campaign of state terror and internal problems.. Free Huey Newton, Black Panther Rally San Francisco, May 1, 1969.
  • Ronald Reagan meets Afghan Mujahideen Commanders at the White House in 1985.

Click Picture for a Popular Cartoon

  • Who is PM Stephen Harper
  • Includes Meryl Streep's full Golden Globe speech, a peek at her stage performance where she play Donald Trump, SAG Speeches: Ashton Kutcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Washington, Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin and others, as well as talk show host's comments and interviews. Tied together with indie music and skits of Peter Griffin of Family Guy playing Donald Trump.
  • Take Our Poll: Come on in and tell us who haunted your nightmares! Which vampire had the most ferocious fangs?
  • Donald Trump for President
  • Where's Steve - Satire Cartoon
  • Way-Back Machine: Who Owned It Best? Come on in and pick out your favorite Dracula cape! Who flaunted the full-length cape better than the rest?
  • What Donald Would Do!
  • Britney Spears Looking Hot in black leather in Toxic music video. who was sexiest? Britney in Toxic or Taylor Swift in Bad Blood
  • GOP Caption winner first place on AlistairReignBlog.com
  • Donald Trump will save the day
  • Donald Trump and I Lama Crazy. alistairreignblog.com
  • Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled files stolen from Iran,

Start a Conversation or Write a Caption This joke.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.