Bandipora dairy: protests, harassment followed Burhan’s killing

Bandipora: With the government enforcing communication blockade by disabling mobile telephony and mobile internet services in Kashmir, journalists are not able to contact their offices or dispatch their stories.
Kashmir Reader reporter Owais Farooqi could not dispatch his stories too for a week. As such, we are producing Bandipora dairy. It covers the events that followed the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in south Kashmir last week

Amid curfew, clashes between government forces and people erupted at many places in the district. Funeral prayers in absentia for Burhan were held at many places. Not only were men leading the protests but women too came out to register their protest.

BSF bunker dismantled

In Bandipora a BSF bunker was removed 46 years after people attacked it. The BSF water point bunker at Nusoo was removed on the instructions of the deputy commissioner Bandipora.

Army opens fire on protestors

Army on Sunday opened fire on the protesters injuring five. The soldiers fired upon the protesters in Saderkoot when the Commanding officer of 13 RR was patrolling the area along with his cavalcade. Locals said that army opened fire on protesters when it was intercepted by few locals followed by the massive protests resulting in the injury to five people.
Block medical officer said that “five persons received firearm injury among them two were hit above the waist. However the condition of the two youth is said to be stable at SMHS.”

Army youth club set ablaze

An Indian army youth club which was meant for gym for both men and women, was set ablaze during the intervening night of Monday. However the fire was doused.

Army harassment

At Kaloosa, 27 RR have laid siege in the area for a week with the public movement being restricted.
Locals also alleged harassment and high handedness by army.