For obvious reason, media houses across the world are highlighting the “pain” of a section of the Kashmiri population following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.
Some Indian media houses too are publishing reports focused on the deaths of the protestors or the treatment some are undergoing at hospitals for injuries suffered during the violence following Wani’s killing.
It is indeed true that many Kashmiri boys and young men were injured in the clashes with security forces in the Valley. What is surprising is that the injured from the other side are not being highlighted.
The violence also left many security force personnel injured too. This report says that the protestors chased a J&K policeman, thrashed him badly and blinded him.
According to this report the injured cop named Shafaqat Ahmed was a member of the SSP-Srinagar’s security team. The protestors first torched his vehicle and then chased him.
He is being treated in the Army hospital along with many other security force personnel who were injured during the protests.
While a section of the media is questioning the usefulness of the Level 9 12-bore pellet gun, hardly is anyone raising a finger on the stone throwers who left many security force personnel bleeding.
The pellet gun did leave many protestors with eye injuries but the gun is the last resort in a non-lethal counter by the security forces.
Reports say that around 1500 security force personnel were injured in the last 11 days of the violence.
Surgeries performed on some of them lasted hours, and many are still seriously injured.
A mob reportedly looted around 70 police weapons from a police station in Damhal Hanji Pora in Kulgam. No ‘expert’ or ‘azadi sympathsier’ is pointing to the gravity of this loot.
While the security forces are desperately trying to control the situation, the Separatists are not letting normalcy return to the Valley. By calling for extension of shutdown, the Separatists are aggravating the already tense situation.
Mobs attacked the security personnel even when the latter was carrying out relief missions.
Meanwhile, the curfew in Srinagar has entered its 12th day.
Curfew in J&K continues for 12th consecutive day (Visuals from Srinagar) pic.twitter.com/BkcoCFiBpV
— ANI (@ANI_news) 20 July 2016