It was the Taraweeh Jama’at of Wednesday night, 17th July, when bestial urge took over this brute BSF personnel, who entered his profane body into the holy House of God, with the intention of dishonoring the religion, the people of belief and the Book of Allah.
66 years of constant oppression, exploitation and savage incivility of the Indian forces, have brought the lava of a peace-loving people to rapture, and the viciousness of the occupiers to the primal low.
On the one hand, Kashmiris have bodies to bury every week or so, since the unjustified hanging of Afzal Guru, on the 9th of February, with constant cycles of protests, retaliatory attacks on the Indian Forces, stone-pelting, curfews, pepper-gas, and batons, Kashmir has once again turned into an active front; and on the other hand, a cold blooded rhetoric of Sonia Gandhi saying, “The people in Kashmir are fed up with violence, they want peace and development…”, and the blatant Manmohan Singh crying for his own Indians lost, standing right in the middle of the Kashmiris, saying, “I want to pay my tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists”. Yes, the Kashmiris do not want violence but the blood-thirsty Indian Forces, trained in savagery, want violence, injury and constant confrontation.
According to an eye-witness of these incidents:
“The BSF personnel picked up copies of Quran and ripped them off and threw them under their feet. With their boots on, they created havoc inside the Quranic School in the night at 10:45 pm and onwards. The caretaker of the school was reading Quran, when he was beaten up and mercilessly dragged outside. Then when the news reached the people they could not tolerate this, it was painful to even hear it. People gathered to protest against this high handedness of the BSF, which is in the area to protect the railway lines. It was shocking that they started to fire indiscriminately at the crowds of people without any consideration. The public had assembled and there was sloganeering going on; it was not tolerable for Muslims, but there was no violent instigation or anything from the people’s side.
“After sloganeering, they sat down peacefully outside of the BSF camp, and then the BSF officials started firing at the people. The police was present in huge numbers, we were terrified to see their numbers and they are equally responsible for the bloodbath. The police knew from the beginning that the locals want that the BSF – sitting in those quarters, guarding the railway lines – must leave the area. If they have done this to our Holy Quran, we (locals) will never let them stay in our area. The Police responded to us by saying that ‘BSF has left the area’. This happened before some of the people wanted to go to the BSF quarters to check if they really have left, and in retaliation the BSF opened fire indiscriminately on them and then on all of the others.
“I was one of the people heading towards the BSF bunker outside the quarter, and the BSF personnel started to shoot at me, I ducked down and the person behind me received a bullet in his abdomen. As much as I could see, there were four BSF men outside and a whole contingent inside the barracks. The local police did not do anything, they looked on while we were being beaten and killed.
“We were a procession of around 5000 people, and then we ourselves helped lifting up the injured and the dead bodies. No one came to our help. Sham-u-din Giri, who is a local leader, gave us his own car to rescue many of us. His personal car actually worked as our ambulance and even water and amenities carrier. The local construction company helped us by sending their ambulances, but the local police did absolutely nothing at all. I heard with my own ears that the DC said to the BSF, “Kill them!”, “ There is no problem, how many of them die, it doesn’t matter”, he said. Nine people were killed and their bodies are piled at the police station, and around 40 people are injured. The DC is from outside Kashmir and he started this killing, and the SP, I heard, said that it is not his mistake, it is the mistake of our Minister from that area, also an MLA, and he has given a green signal to him for killing the people.”
Huge Gathering at the Namaz e Janaza of Shaheed e Quran Professor Manzoor Ahmed Shan, the Imam of Jamia Masjid who was leading from the front and was the first one to attain martyrdom. Thousands of men, women, young, children and old have gathered to offer his funeral prayers.
Pics of shaheed and namaz e janaza here:
There are reports of deaths from Bandipora & Ganderbal. We have received reports of massive protests from Doda, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Samboora, Shehri Khas, Muslimabad, Chanapora, Hyderpora, Nagrota National Highway Jammu, Islamabad and Pampore.
Pics of protests with name of places here:
(Maisuma – Srinagar)
Country-wide curfew imposed by Indian Authorities:
(Jehangir Chowk – Srinagar)
(Safa Kadal – Downtown Srinagar)