Day 4: Curfew continues, scores injured

By News Desk

Muzamil Ahmed Rather being by carried by his family after being hit in the eye
Photo by Shahid Tantray


14 year old, Muzamil Ahmad Rather from Sherri area of north kashmir’s Baramulla district, received critical eye injury when Indian paramilitary forces fired a teargas canister at him. According to eyewitnesses Muzamil was at home watching the protest outside from the window when the incident took place.


He was immediately taken to Baramulla hospital where the doctors referred him to SMHS hospital Srinagar.

His Father, Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather said “His son was deliberately targeted by the Indian paramilitary forces.” He also added that “Police stopped the ambulance carrying the victim at various places and didn’t allow the vehicle to move while transferring the injured to SMHS hospital.”

Tariq, lying in a hospital bed haplessly after being injured by a teargas shell fired by Indian paramilitary forces
Photo by Shahid Tantray


In another similar incident, Tariq Ahmad Gojri of Baramulla received severe eye injury. Gojri was quoted while being carried on a stretcher that “I was on my way to fetch bread for his family when they fired a tear gas shell at me.”

Valley remained tense as other people were also injured in different parts of Kashmir in clashes between the Indian paramilitary forces and protesters on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, scarcity of medicines and baby food has also hit hard on the people of the valley as the government imposed curfew continued for fourth consecutive day since Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged and burried on Saturday in Tihar Jail.


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