Kashmiri youth succumbs to injuries after being run over by CRPF vehicle; internet services suspended in Srinagar, Badgam: Kashmiri youth was injured; reportedly, the post he was allegedly hit by a security forces vehicle during clashes between the forces and the protesters in Srinagar, died at a hospital on Saturday, in Jammu and Kashmir, the rapid authorities, to suspended internet services in Badgam districts and Srinagar.
A resident of the Fatehkadal area of Srinagar, Kaiser Bhat (21), was injured when a CRPF vehicle ploughed him down and injured another youth for the duration of the protests in the Nowhatta area of the city on Friday, in Srinagar.
The 2 wounded youths were admitted to in Srinagar, to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), where Bhat succumbed to critical internal injuries on Saturday.
“Bhat succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around midnight,” a police official said.
Protest turned violent
Post the Friday prayers concluded at the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta on Friday, when a group of the youth started pelting stones on the security forces, the official added further.
Few of the protesters attacked a vehicle amid of the security forces which hit two of them, leaving everybody injured.
in Badgam districts and in the Srinagar, the Internet services have been suspended as a precautionary measure, a police officer added further. The speed of broadband internet connections has also been brought down only to stop the uploading of provocative posts and pictures on the social site.
Rail services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla and the Bannihal town in Jammu region were also suspended for one single day.
Respond to the incident, Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister, questioned if the no ceasefire meant “no guns, so use jeeps”.
Though, the Jammu and Kashmir Police maintained that the 2 youths were part of a violent mob and also they were pelting stones at the vehicle and accused the media of involvement in “selective journalism”.
“There is also a difference in presenting before the audience/readers/followers ‘a selective picture’ and not a ‘chain of pictures presenting the whole scene’,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement on Twitter.
The statement was in response to images of the youths being run over by security forces that were going viral on the social media.
Shujaat Bukhari, a Kashmiri journalist, shared a video of the occurrence on Twitter at the same time as questioning of the government if it was the new SOP.
In the meantime, in the state, the separatists have called for a general strike against civilian killings and desecration of the grave of Hizbul commander Sameer Tiger, allegedly by the security forces.
While shops, other businesses remained closed and public transport remained off the roads at most places, three-wheelers and private transport were seen going on in practice in the uptown and city outskirts.