Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ramadan Death count: India 28/06/16

(India) A top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander was killed in a firefight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s frontier district of Kupwara on Tuesday. The authorities termed it a major breakthrough against Kashmir’s frontline indigenous militant outfit, which they said was achieved as a result of the “continued relentless operation against terrorists.”

However, the killing of Sameer Ahmed Wani alias Jan Sahib, a divisional commander of Hizb, sparked off widespread protests and violence in Dooru, his home village and some other areas of Sopore in neighbouring Baramulla district.

Irate crowds took to the streets chanting pro-freedom slogans and soon clashed with police who fired warning rifle shots and dozens of teargas canisters into the stone-throwing crowds at various places in Sopore. It appears that for these Muslims, Ramadan isn't a time for peaceful thoughts.

Ramadan death toll is now at 7,795