The death toll climbs to 30 after the violence and riots in Kashmir. Reportedly, more than 800 people are injured. The late evening clashes between the protestors and security forces in different parts have added a new dimension to the ongoing unrest in the state.
With the ongoing protest and clashes in different parts of the city, the security forces on Monday evening were forced to lob smoke shells.
An officer said
Stone throwers attack the security forces when they are withdrawing after performing day’s duties. Instead of withdrawing the forces are have to stay put to control the situation. It not only fatigues the security personnel and stretches their duty hours but also leads to some unsavoury incidents
Mehbooba Mufti, finally breaking her silence. The CM comes up saying that some people are so hell bound in creating trouble and ruckus in the state.
They are playing with the lives of the innocent youth by instigating them to indulge in extreme violence resulting in a vicious cycle of frenzy and bloodshed
What has send alarm bells ringing is that the militants disguised as protesters are attacking the security forces in a bid to evoke a reaction that could lead to fatalities.
A vehicle of SP Shopian was fired upon and a grenade was also lobbed. Militants also fired upon the Police Post Uttressu.
Ongoing violence has disrupted many lives and curfew is still imposed in South Kashmir and many other parts of the state.
E-curfew remained and retained in the valley with the snapping of mobile internet. Only the BSNL network was restored in parts of South Kashmir, rest all telecom company’s services have been suspended.
Three of two policemen who had gone missing after the mob set ablaze one of the buildings of Damhal Hanjipora police station have been traced out. One of the personnel is still untraced.
Mobs on Saturday had taken 20 cops hostage when they torched the police station before firing on them, causing injuries to three of their men. A lot of arms and ammunition are still missing after the incident.