SRINAGAR: (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed on Tuesday to mark the 36th martyrdom day of prominent Kashmiri leader Muhammad Maqbool Butt who was hanged by the Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 1984.
Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations.
The Indian authorities have imposed strict restrictions to prevent anti-India protests. The troops have been deployed in strength at all important places and entry and exit points in the territory. The roads have been blocked by razor wire and barricades to prevent protests.
Meanwhile, normal life continues to remain paralyzed in the Kashmir Valley due to the military lockdown and gag on internet on 191st consecutive day.
Meanwhile, scores of male and female students of Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, were injured, mostly received injuries in their private parts, after police brutally assaulted their protest march against controversial citizenship law in New Delhi.
Call for the march was given by the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), an organisation of Jamia students and alumni. Around a dozen students of Jamia were admitted to hospital for serious injuries in their private parts. Speaking to media, the doctors at the hospital said that some of the injuries were so severe that the students had to be shifted to Al-Shifa hospital for advanced treatment.
“More than 10 woman students have been hit in their private parts. We have found blunt injuries and some have been hit in a way that we had to shift them to Al Shifa because injuries are serious in nature,” the doctors said. “Some students have also suffered internal injuries as they have been hit in chest with lathis,” they said. Male students said that they were also hit in their private parts by police. They were also admitted to emergency for their injuries.
A student, who was being treated told media that police removed her burqa and hit her in private parts with a lathi. Another student said that the cops were beating them below the belt so that the camera could not capture it. A male student admitted at the hospital said that he was hit so badly that he fainted twice.
The authorities at Al-Shifa hospital informed that at least nine people – eight Jamia students and a local resident – were admitted . “The students suffered severe injuries were shifted him to the ICU,” they said.
As per the ground reports, the situation at Jamia was tense as forces were not letting protesters move forward. The protesters raised slogans like “Kaghaz Nahi Dikhayenge’ (We will not show documents) and “Jab Nahi Dare Hum Goron Se Toh Kyun Dare Hum Auron Se” (When we did not fear the British, why should we fear others).