Srinagar: More than 30 people with pellet injuries were admitted to the SKIMS Hospital, Bemina, on Friday from various parts of the valley.
Twenty-five of the injured have eye pellet injuries. Doctors operated upon two of them till this report was filed, the chief medical officer told Kashmir Reader.
Irfan Dar, 22, a class 11 student, was brought here at 6:30 pm from Narbal, Saizath. He has suffered pellet injury in the right eye, chest and head.
He said, “At 6pm, security forces raided Saizath and fired indiscriminately at protesters. I was targeted from a close range.”
Irfan was provided first aid and could be not operated upon because the doctors were conducting surgeries on those who had been brought before him.
A young boy was brought here by his cousin from Mirgund at 5:30pm.
Jasir, 19, lay on a bed, his mother weeping beside him. His father has gone out of the state and Jasir’s mother repeatedly said, “What will I tell your father.” He has suffered a serious pellet injury in his eye.
Protests were reported in Pattan, in Baramulla after Friday prayers. Eyewitness said some tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the area peacefully but soon moprhed into a clash when the government forces fired into the protesters, injuring more than 30 people.
Mudasir and Ghulam Mohammad are among the injured in this protest. Mudair, 16, has suffered corneal damage. Ghulam Mohammad, 24, has also suffered eye pellet injury.
In Kanihaham, Magam, violent clashes were reported between protesters and government forces, injuring 15. One of them, Mohammad Shafi Bhat, 21, has suffered pellet injury in his right eye and is awaiting surgery.
Clashes were also reported in Hajin and Saderkote Bala in Bandipra district. Eyewitness said more than 4000 people were protesting against the killings in Kashmir.
Showkat Ahmad Lone, 30, and Muneer Ahmad, 25, suffered injuries in the ensuing clash. Showkat has suffered pellet injury in both eyes, while Muneer, pursuing Bed has injury in one of the eyes.
Irshad Ahmad Ganai, a class 10 student, was operated upon soon after he was brought to the hospital because he has griveous pellet injuries in eyes, chest, head and arms. He had been protesting at HMT, Srinagar, this evening.
In Parimpora, people were protesting against the death of youth who was drowned to death yesterday. In retaliation, forces have resorted to pellet firing. Rafiq, 35, is one of the injured. He has suffered pellet injury in one eye.
The Chief Medical Officer told Kashmir Reader that a total of 515 people have been treated for various injuries since July 9 when the uprising began. Thirty of the injured had bullet injuries, 99 pellet injuries in one eye, and 6 with pellet injuries in both eyes.