Srinagar: A shopkeeper was critically injured after protesters attacked him with stones for violating the shutdown call and opening his shop at Nikas village of south Kashmir’s volatile Pulwama district.
According to sources, the stone pelters attacked the shopkeeper Muhammad Altaf Ganaie son of Abdul Hameed Ganaie with stones when he at his shop doing the routine business.
“The stone pelters resorted to heavy stone pelting in which he was badly injured. They (protesters) attacked him for violating the shutdown call by the resistance leadership,” sources said.
Ahmed was critically injured and was immediately shifted to a local sub-centre at Rajpora where from he was shifted to SMHS Srinagar in critical condition.
According to the knowledge sources, Rajpora police have registered a case of attempted murder vide Fir No: 127 /16 U/s 148 307 RPC.
Meanwhile, protesters also broke down windowpanes of vehicles in Wusan Kangan area.
Ever since the resistance leadership has been issuing their weekly protest calendars, groups of youth hiding behind masks have been on a rampage to enforce their writ attacking whosoever comes in their way—pedestrians, patients going to hospitals, ambulances, motorists, bikers, journalists … Hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been damaged by the masked youth which the government forces say are ‘miscreants acting on behalf of separatists’ are involved in these acts. Separatists say the masked youth are ‘paid agents’ who are used by vested interests to ‘keep the Kashmir fires burning’.
Over 30 schools have been burnt by unidentified miscreants since the unrest began in Kashmir following the killing of Hizb militant, Burhan Wani.