Wed, 2 Aug 2017-12:30pm , Srinagar , PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian who received pellet injuries near an encounter site in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, died on Wednesday, police said.Akeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gabarpora area of the district, was injured in the abdomen during security forces action on protesters at Hakripora on Tuesday, a police official said.He said Bhat was referred to SKIMS hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries this morning. Bhat was second civilian after Firdous Ahmad was killed in the crossfire between militants and security forces on Tuesday.Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including the outfit’s commander Abu Dujana, were killed in the encounter with the security forces.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Opposition National Conference’s women wing today protested against the PDP-led government here for allegedly pursuing “anti-Kashmir” and “anti-youth” policies. They were demanding initiation of dialogue and an end to “state terrorism”, use of pellet guns and mass arrests across the Valley. The women activists, who were led by NC provincial president and MLA Shameema Firdous, took out a protest rally from the party headquarters Nawai Subah complex, but were stopped by the police at Polo Ground before reaching Civil Secretariat. Addressing the rally at TRC chowk, Firdous said, “This government has proved anti-Kashmiri and anti-public. It has waged a war against the public in general and the youth in particular.” Alleging “failure” of the state government, she said it has “broken all previous records of atrocities”. “Pellets, bullets and teargas shells are being showered inside schools and colleges. Brute force is being used against students in clear violation of democratic values and freedom of expression,” the MLA said. “An Army officer is awarded for tying a youth to a military jeep as a human shield,” she said, referring to Major Leetul Gogoi who was honoured with the Army Chief’s Commendation Card. Saying that “no such example is witnessed in the past”, Fidous alleged that there is no impact on the PDP government as it is only interested in “saving its chair.” Apparently referring to the shifting of Dukhtaran-e- Millat chief Asiya Indrabi and her assistant to a jail in Jammu under PSA, the NC leader said, “The height of things is that despite having a woman chief minister, the women are arrested under PSA and sent to jails outside the valley”. She alleged that it has become a “norm to handicap youth by firing pellets in their eyes”. “Over 18,000 persons were injured during the last one year, 12,000 others were sent to jail, 900 slapped with PSA and 70,000 residential houses were damaged. It is still continuing,” the MLA said. Firdous alleged that the entire Kashmir has been turned into an “interrogation centre” where the people have been left on the “mercy of Army and other security forces”. A party spokesman said the protest rally was planned to conclude at Civil Secretariat but was ended at Polo Ground due to blocking of the road by heavy deployment of police. Officials said the women activists, stopped by the police at Polo Ground, staged a demonstration before dispersing peacefully.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian was injured in a firing incident today in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, where security forces arrested a former militant and recovered a pistol and a grenade from his possession, police said. Wasim Kuchay, a resident of Barsoo village of Tral in Pulwama, was admitted to SMHS hospital here with bullet injury near neck, a police official said. He said Kuchay was shot with a pistol near Nowdal and suffered injury, but his condition is stated to be stable. Earlier, a firing incident took place at Nowdal Tral, following which security forces arrested a former militant Maqbool Ganai alias Firdous, who was associated with Hizbul Mujahideen, the official said. He said a pistol and a grenade were recovered from Ganai’s possession. The official said police were trying to ascertain whether there is any connection between the arrested ex-militant and the injured civilian. Further details were awaited, the official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed to death three people including his parents and injured three others today in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. Firdous Ahmed had some some altercation with his family following which he stabbed his parents, a kin and two tenants with a sharp-edged weapon before attempting to escape but was arrested at Thathri area of Doda, police said. 80-year-old Ghulam Mohd and his wife Salima Begum (65) were found dead inside their home, while their relative Bahar Din of Thakraie in Kishtwar district and tenants father-Son duo from Jalandhar were seriously injured reportedly by Firdous, they said. “Son of the deceased elderly couple, Firdous Ahmed was arrested from the crime scene. Firdous confessed to killing his parents and stabbing others during interrogation by police. He’s been charged with murder and aggravated assault,” Thathri SHO Vinay Parihar said. “As of now, reason behind this gruesome attack is not known but we have started the investigation and registered a case under section 302 and 307 of the IPC,” he said. The injured tenants, who worked as vendors in Thathri market have been identified as Rajesh Kumar and Bihari Lal from Jalandhar. According to reports, neighbors after hearing screams from Ghulam Mohd’s house, rushed to find the elderly couple and three others in a pool of blood, Parihar said. They informed the police and shifted the all the victims to Primary Health Center Thathri, where doctor declared the elderly couple as brought dead while Bahar Din died on the way to the district hospital where the injured have been admitted, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
Tue, 24 Jan 2017-09:53pm , Srinagar , PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Militants on Tuesday night attacked a mobile security picket in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, injuring a policeman.Militants fired upon a joint ‘naka’ (checking) party of police and CRPF in Hall area of Rajpura in Pulwama, a police official said.He said a police constable, Firdous Ahmad, was injured in the attack.The injured cop has been shifted to a hospital and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, the official said.