<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian, injured in an explosion after a petrol bomb was hurled towards a police party here yesterday, succumbed at a hospital today, police said. Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, a resident of Hawal area of the city, succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Hospital Soura this morning, a police official said. Mir was injured in the explosion when a petrol bomb was hurled towards a police party at Badyari Chowk in Dalgate area of the city, but it missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside. The official said Mir was admitted at SMHS hospital, but was referred to SKIMS for further treatment in the early hours, where he succumbed.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
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<!– /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 –>Naseem Geelani, the younger son of hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, today said the government shouldn’t only “target” those who don’t agree with it and that the same yardstick should be used for everybody. Naseem has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with investigations into the funding of subversive activities in Kashmir. “Accountability is good but there should be same yardstick. Don’t target only those people who don’t agree with you,” he said in a Facebook post. “(It should be) same for all politicians, you must not have forgotten name of Palm Jumaria Dubai and many more. At least we are ready, what about others?” he asked. Geelani’s elder son Naeem, who was scheduled to appear before the NIA in Delhi, was yesterday admitted to the ICU at SKIMS hospital here after complaining of severe chest pain.(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 woman devotee, injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a hospital early on Sunday, taking the death toll in the incident to eight.Lalita, 47, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official said.With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to 8. Meanwhile, amid tight security, the sixteenth batch of 3,398 pilgrims on Saturday left Jammu for the 3,888-metre Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in the south Kashmir Himalayas.Escorted by the CRPF and police, the batch consisting of 2,535 males, 758 females, 100 sadhus and sadhvis, and five transgenders left in a convoy of 191 vehicles for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps this morning, officials said.With this batch, a total of 50,028 pilgrims have left Jammu for Amarnath in 16 batches since the yatra began from Jammu on June 28.
ALSO READ Amarnath: Kashmir’s moment of truthOver 1,86,853 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine till last evening.The yatra will conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 7.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union ministers Jitendra Singh and Hansraj Ahir met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti separately today and assured the state government of all-out support from the Centre in maintaining law and order.Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Singh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Ahir, part of a central delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir to assess security measures for Amarnath pilgrims in the wake of a terrorist attack, called on the chief minister at her residence here this evening, an official spokesman said.The spokesman said the two ministers expressed deep anguish over yesterday’s attack in which seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed.
ALSO READ Amarnath terror attack: How bus driver Salim Sheikh saved lives as it rained bullets The Amarnath yatra is a symbol of Kashmir’s composite culture and the perpetrators of the attack on pilgrims stand exposed before the people of the state, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today. Speaking to reporters here, Singh, minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), said the Kashmir of 2017, like India of 2017, has a population of which over 65 per cent are below the age of 40.
ALSO READ Rajnath Singh vs Troll: MakeMyTrip says not in my name, distances itself from editor’s controversial tweetThey are capable of making their own judgements, he said. I think the perpetrators stand exposed before the people of Kashmir, the minister said. “This yatra itself is a symbol of Kashmir’s composite tradition. This is a yatra where people of one faith undertake the pilgrimage and the people of the other faith act as hosts.
ALSO READ Head of every Kashmiri hangs in shame over Amarnath attack: Mehbooba MuftiI think this is one of the most distinct examples,” Singh said. Kashmir, he said, has been proud of this tradition.Asked about the condemnation of the attack by Kashmiri civil society, trade and tourism bodies as well as by separatists and militant organisations, the Union minister said all should rise above the political and ideological lines.Singh also said that a security meeting is going to take place later tonight where it would be decided whether to handover the inquiry of the attack to National Investigation Agency (NIA) or not.”We are going to have a security meeting late this evening and we will come back with whatever conclusions are drawn,” he said.Asked whether there was a security lapse, the Union minister said that he would not like to engage in that kind of a debate or discussion “on an issue as sensitive as this”.”I think it is best left to security experts. Let them come out with their inferences and as a political establishment we will follow it up,” he said.Asked if there was a need to increase security for the yatra he again replied “we leave it to the security experts”.He said that compensation had been announced for the victims of the attack.”The state cabinet has also taken the decision this morning. In addition to that the Gujarat state has also announced compensation,” he said.The Union minister visited the two injured pilgrims undergoing treatment at the SKIMS hospital at Soura on the outskirts of the city here.He said the injured were being looked after very well.”I must compliment the doctors and Dr Ahanger, the Director here (of SKIMS), the injured are speaking very high of them and in fact in another few days, may be in just two or three days, it may be possible even to shift them back. One belongs to Gujarat and another to Maharashtra,” he said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two civilians were killed today when security forces and militants, including a Lashkar-e- Taiba commander, involved in the killing of six policemen last month exchanged fire in a village in Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. LeT commander Bashir Lakshari and three other militants were “trapped” inside a house in Dialgam area’s Brenti- Batpora, a police official said. While Tahira, 44, died in the crossfire, Shadab Ahmad Chopan, 21, was allegedly killed in security forces’ action against protesters near the encounter site. Chopan had firearm injuries in his face and was declared dead at SKIMS hospital here, an official said. Four other persons have been admitted to hospitals here with firearm injuries sustained near the site, he added. “Bashir Lakshari and three terrorists are trapped in security forces’ cordon in village Brenti in Anantnag. The trapped ultras were involved in the killing of an SHO and five other policemen in Achabal area of south Kashmir on June 16,” a police spokesperson said. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation early today after they received information about the presence of the militants. An official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire. The militants used civilians as human shields and security forces managed to rescue 17 of them. He did not elaborate if there were any more hostages.(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 critically injured tonight as security forces opened fire on a stone-pelting mob in Rangreth area on the outskirts of the city, police said. A group of youth pelted the security forces’ vehicles with stones at Rangreth, a police official said. The security personnel opened fire to chase away the protestors, resulting in injuries to one person, the official said. Nazir Ahmad, 22, was rushed to SKIMS hospital at Soura in a critical condition, he said, adding further details were awaited.(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 –> Senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was last night admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), after he complained of severe chest pain. Since Geelani is not being allowed to move out of his home due to house arrest, the police was informed that the former needs to be shifted to a hospital. Geelani, in police custody, was shifted to SKIMS where several tests including ECGs were repeatedly conducted. He was later admitted in Medical ICU and is now being constantly observed by specialist doctors.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)