Indian-controlled Kashmir turns into a prison; Second day of curfew

Indian-controlled Kashmir turns into a prison; Second day of curfew

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One of the injured, Mohammad Amin, from Ramban at a Srinagar hospital. Photograph by Shahid Tantray
One of the injured, Mohammad Amin, from Ramban at a Srinagar hospital. Photograph by Shahid Tantray

Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir

Curfew continues on second day throughout the Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after six unarmed civilians were killed and forty-five injured when Border Security Force (BSF) of India opened fire on protesters in Ramban district of Jammu division. The people are calling it a “massacre”, seeing it alike the 13 July 1931 massacre in which Dogra troopers had opened fire at civilians.

Roads and bridges are blocked by barbed wire barricades and the heavy deployment of paramilitary forces and police is strictly imposing the curfew. No civilian is allowed to move out, even reportedly people who had to visit hospitals or doctors were not allowed at various places. A photojournalist, Showkat Nanda, from North Kashmir had this to say on Facebook:

This morning my mother complained of severe chest pain (remember she have had two major heart attacks before). When we reached a checkpoint [while taking her to the hospital] on one of the four bridges which connect downtown Baramulla with civil lines, Indian soldiers and their stooges in Kashmir didn’t allow our car to cross the bridge…I pleaded with them to allow us to cross the checkpoint frantically shouting, “She’ll die” but they simply didn’t care…Finally it took us an hour more to reach the hospital than what would normally have taken us with my mom walking almost half a kilometer on foot…Alhamdulillah she’s fine now…

In Ramban protests had started when forces had entered a madrassa (seminary) and according to the locals desecrated the Holy Quran. People gathered near the spot, chanting slogans and marched on a road, passing through a BSF camp. On reaching near the camp, the troops opened fire on them, killing six and injuring forty-five others.

The civilian killings sparked protests throughout the valley and the pro-freedom groups called for a three day strike. On Friday around thirty-eight people got injured at various places of the valley during clashes with the forces.

All the educational institutes, business establishments and the Srinagar-Jammu national highway are closed; the examinations in universities and state board have been postponed.

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  • Sanjeev

    If I were the editor, I would have headlined this piece as

    “J&K ONCE AGAIN TURNS INTO A PLAYGROUND FOR JIHADI HATE, CRAZED MOBS RULE STREETS”

    • Gulzar Khan

      @ Sajeev you supporter of killers shame on you .. get lost

      • Sanjeev

        @ Gulzar Khan,

        Look who is talking. Confess you have never supported the Hindu-hating Jihadi killers, can you? :)

        Our dialogue is only about “My killer is better than you!” :)

        Lage raho!

    • voiceofthe

      @ Sanjeev

      Blind hatred and ego.. 1

      Failure to juxtapose a valid point .. 2

      over 100,000 Killed by GOI..a genocide of Kashmiris

      You want them to go ahead and pillage as well, because that is all your posts are about. Rape & pillage

      • Sanjeev

        Since you are not accountable to anyone, you are free to quote whatever figures that come to your mind. You seem to have included in this number the murders committed by Jihadis and the Jihadis themselves who have gone belly up in J&K!

        We are not surprised! :)

        • voiceofthe

          Yes this is copied & pasted from previous posts.

          Where ever you try to spew hatred this message will follow it in’Shaa’Allah

          The Holy Quran is the most read Text in the world, it is also the most mis-read, i.e people read it without knowledge of the meaning.

          If the Holy Quran is read with meaning and understood then In’Shaa’Allah many problems of this world will cease to be.

          Currently our ummah is divided and without a clear path. In’Shaa’Allah the ummah will come together soon and lead the way once again.

          Nothing escapes aakhira.. we all must atone and face Allah, this is the only truth in the world.

          I do not believe in the violent means by which our religion is being labeled, but I do believe in fighting against tyranny. for what good are my legs if I am made to kneel forever.

          These attacks against what is being said in the defense of Kashmir & Kashmiris are just that.

          One has to also wonder about the timing of this backlash against Kashmiris by the likes of Sanjeev and the many names the person uses to pander. The BJP run on the platform of division, this is what I see these people doing.

          My message is clear, a believer (a MUSLIM) until he/she interpret the Holy Quran in full meaning and applies that to their life, we will continue to suffer.

          The uneducated and ignorant are easily brainwashed, this enables clerics and muftis to take advantage of a desperate situation.

          If only one person reads this and passes it on to others then Sanjeev & the Kind have done us a service since this message has gone through to someone.

          Let us thank him/them.

          The compulsion to try and get in the last word is well defined in Psychology, known as ‘Takers.’ Islam also prohibits us from trying to get in the last word within an argument.

          My aim here is not to get in the last word, rather present the readers with an option.

    • Jonah Ryder

      It was never yours it can truly never be yours. Yours is the futility ours is the struggle. Say what you will, we know what we are and who we are. We know damn well what you are.

      This is what the world needs to know. This is what you suppress. This is occupation. This is Kashmir.

      Sanjeev..or whatever you have spawned into as profile names are not controlled on here. This is not directed at you but to those that read your comments.

      You need not reply, having said that you surely may. Be it denouncing these retorts as spam or any other jest you try. It will just get repeated over & over & over & over…catch my drift.. :)

      If you are a regular on this site. You know these people like Sanjeev (& the like) as a craven sods that perpetuates the propaganda and agenda of India.

      Their purpose is to coerce and deceive the outsider who doesn’t follow the Kashmir conflict with vigor.

      Thus far they have abused, fueled hatful attacks both virtually and on ground.

      Please take their responses with a grain of salt & ask yourself why the voice of the Kashmir walla is repeatedly attacked by these hate mongers.

      I ask the reader to also consider the beauty of Kashmirwalla to allow them their voice as erroneous it may be. Regardless take this as your warning & please do your research on the Occupied region of Kashmir before coming to any conclusions.

      The voice of the voiceless must carry on, wether being attacked by the likes of mentioned or gaged by agencies on the ground.

      Truth must prevail, no matter how often and powerful the spin masters try to sabotage our attempts to putting it forth.

      Best Regards,

      A Humble supporter of the Kashmiri Cause.

      P.S

      Thanks for helping us spread the word with every comment you post, this gets posted. :P

      #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir

      • Sanjeev

        The above is a copy-pasted comment. I have replied to it elsewhere.

        • Sanjeev

          Smugness has no limits, as my ego.

          Regards,

          The self proclaimed spam-alot and concubine to the the authorities that pay me.

          Not to mention the egregious waste of smileys :)

  • Jonah Ryder

    It was never yours it can truly never be yours. Yours is the futility ours is the struggle. Say what you will, we know what we are and who we are. We know damn well what you are.

    This is what the world needs to know. This is what you suppress. This is occupation. This is #OccupiedKashmir.

    Sanjeev this below paragraph is a thanks to you ol buddy for pointing out this slight. :)

    Thank you for pointing out that poignant independent research of, unbiased, & unfiltered quality is needed. Without holding affiliations to one side or another. This must first be done by the reader. Clearly Sanjeev & the kind are adherent to one side of the story. Therefore we cannot take their points into account. Which brings me to yours truly, yes I and others like me are on the contrary, but I am not telling you, the reader what to believe, simply to do your research. Never mind, the research the charlatans try to pass off as such. If the the reader is blessed with intellect & can deduce upon the answer with following logic, then truly victory will be for the good.

    Here are the common problems in arguments that occur or are caused. These are often used as tools and devices by certain un-named parties to coerce and deceive. Therefore it of utmost importance to be aware of the following Fallacies:

    Here are some examples of fallacies you may encounter when making an argument:
    Appeal to Ignorance – An appeal to ignorance occurs when one person uses another person’s lack of knowledge on a particular subject as evidence that their own argument is correct.
    For example: “You can’t prove that there aren’t Martians living in caves under the surface of Mars, so it is reasonable for me to believe there are.”
    Appeal to Authority – This type of fallacy is also referred to as Argumentum ad Verecundia (argument from modesty). In this case, rather than focusing on the merits of an argument, the arguer will try to attach their argument to a person of authority in an attempt to give credence to their argument.
    For example: “Well, Isaac Newton believed in Alchemy, do you think you know more than Isaac Newton?”
    Appeal to Popular Opinion – This type of appeal is when someone claims that an idea or belief is true simply because it is what most people believe.
    For example: “Lots of people bought this album, so it must be good.”
    Association Fallacy – Sometimes called “guilt by association,” this occurs when someone links a specific idea or practice with something or someone negative in order to infer guilt on another person.
    For example: “Hitler was a vegetarian, therefore, I don’t trust vegetarians.”
    Attacking the Person – Also known as Argumentum ad Hominem (argument against the man), this is quite a common occurrence in debates and refers to a person who substitutes a rebuttal with a personal insult.
    For example: “Don’t listen to Eddie’s arguments on education, he’s an idiot.”
    Begging the Question – This type of fallacy is when the conclusion of an argument is assumed in the phrasing of the question itself.
    For example: “If aliens didn’t steal my newspaper, who did?” (assume that the newspaper was actually stolen).
    Circular Argument – Also referred to as Circulus in Probando, this fallacy is when an argument takes its proof from a factor within the argument itself, rather than from an external one.
    For example: “I believe that Frosted Flakes are great because it says so on the Frosted Flakes packaging.”
    Correlation Implies Causation Fallacy – Otherwise known as Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, this is a fallacy in which the person making the argument connects two events which happen sequentially and assumes that one caused the other.
    For example: “I saw a magpie and ten minutes later, I crashed my car, therefore, magpies are bad luck.”
    False Dilemma/Dichotomy – Sometimes referred to as Bifurcation, this type of fallacy occurs when someone presents their argument in such a way that there are only two possible options.
    For example: “If you don’t vote for this candidate, you must be a Communist.”
    Non Sequitur – A fallacy wherein someone asserts a conclusion that does not follow from the propositions.
    For example: “All Dubliners are from Ireland. Ronan is not a Dubliner, therefore, he is not Irish.”

    Sanjeev..or whatever you have spawned into as profile names are not controlled on here. This is not directed at you but to those that read your comments.

    You need not reply, having said that you surely may. Be it denouncing these retorts as spam or any other jest you try. It will just get repeated over & over & over & over…catch my drift.. :)

    If you are a regular on this site. You know these people like Sanjeev (& the like) as a craven sods that perpetuates the propaganda and agenda of India.

    Their purpose is to coerce and deceive the outsider who doesn’t follow the Kashmir conflict with vigor.

    Thus far they have abused, fueled hatful attacks both virtually and on ground.

    Please take their responses with a grain of salt & ask yourself why the voice of the Kashmir walla is repeatedly attacked by these hate mongers.

    I ask the reader to also consider the beauty of Kashmirwalla to allow them their voice as erroneous it may be. Regardless take this as your warning & please do your research on the Occupied region of Kashmir before coming to any conclusions.

    The voice of the voiceless must carry on, wether being attacked by the likes of mentioned or gaged by agencies on the ground.

    Truth must prevail, no matter how often and powerful the spin masters try to sabotage our attempts to putting it forth.

    Best Regards,

    A Humble supporter of the Kashmiri Cause.

    P.S

    Thanks for helping us spread the word with every comment you post, this gets posted.

    #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir #occupiedKashmir