Srinagar Aug 31: One youth was killed and over 100 were injured including teenagers and women in indiscriminate firing by Indian force’s personnel on peaceful protesters on the 54th consecutive day of the mass uprising across the Kashmir, today.
The youth identified as Danish Manzoor was killed when troops opened fire on protesters at Nadihal in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district, today. The latest killing has raised the death toll during the ongoing Kashmir Intifada to 71 according to reports of Greater Kashmir and Rising Kashmir.
Violent clashes broke out between protesters and Indian forces in Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla, Gandarbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kupwara and Kulgam districts of the territory. ‘Go-India-Go’ protests continued till last reports came in.
The men in uniform barged into houses in many areas of South Kashmir, ransacked households and beat inmates including women and elderly. Indian Police raided the head office of Jamaat-e-Islami in Srinagar and arrested its spokesman, advocate Zahid Ali.
Meanwhile, the personnel of Indian police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force attacked the house of a senior photojournalist, Danish Ismail, in Batamaloo area of Srinagar, harassed the inmates and damaged the house. The attack was carried out to prevent the journalist from coverage of Indian brutalities in the territory. Another journalist, Aijaz Ahmad Dar was injured while covering protests in Wathoo village of Shopian district.
In yet another development, a Kashmiri journalist, Naseer Ahmed, working for an Indian news channel, IBN7 TV, resigned from the channel, saying that the channel was forcing him to prepare fabricated anti-Kashmir reports.