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India ok with firing at funeral processions and mourners….

Posted by Kashmir Portal on June 10, 2009

BACK IN THE LATE 80s THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF MIRWAIZ MAULVI FAROOQ GOT RIDDLED WITH BULLETS, AND MOURNERS GOT MASSACRED. THIS WEEK IN BARZULLA IT HAPPENED YET AGAIN.

ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD THOSE WHO INDULGE IN IT WOULD BE COMPARED TO ANIMALS. BUT IN INDIA IF IT IS DONE IN KASHMIR THEY SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. INDEED FIRING AT FUNERAL PROCESSIONS AND KILLING MOURNERS HAS BECOME SUCH COMMON PLACE THAT THE INDIAN ARMY AND SECURITY FORCES DO IT ALMOST WITHOUT THINKING. AS A RESULT THE INDIANS AND THEIR KP DAMAGE CONTROLLERS HAVE BECOME TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.

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<Photo: Police fires on mourners carrying the body of Nisar Ahmad Mir who died after being hit by a police shell on Monday, GK>


<Photo: Mourners carry the body of Nisar Ahmed Mir of Brazulla, who was killed by police shell,GK>


<Photo: Family members of Neelofar and Asiya, who were gang raped and murdered by security forces, at their residence, GK>

Barzulla youth succumbs
DOZENS HURT IN TEARGAS SHELLING ON MOURNERS

MUDDASIR ALI
Srinagar, June 4: The 22-year old youth of uptown Old Barzulla, Nisar Ahmad Mir, who had been critically injured after being hit on his head by a tear smoke shell by the police on Monday, succumbed to his injuries today sparking off massive protests in the area. Police resorted to tear smoke shelling followed by aerial firing to prevent the funeral procession from proceeding to Hyderpora where people wanted the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to lead the Jinaza prayers.

Nisar son of Ali Muhammad Mir had lost his 4-day battle at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences where doctors reasoned multiple brain injuries received by Nisar as a cause of his death. “Nisar’s frontal area of skull had received fracture after being hit by the tear gas shell. Though he was operated upon for the injuries, his condition was not stable and he was kept on life supporting system,” said a doctor in the Institute.

The news about Nisar’s death brought thousands of people, including a large number of women, on to the streets to protest the police action in which he was fatally wounded. As soon as the ambulance carrying his body reached Solina, the waiting mourners bought his body down and, laying it on a stretcher, straightaway proceeded towards his residence. They were demanding that the body would be taken to Geelani’s residence for the veteran leader to lead Nisar’s funeral prayers.

However, police and Central Reserve Police Force troopers deployed in strength in Aalochi Bagh area started firing teargas smoke shells on the procession from backside. “We are mourning the death of our brother, Nisar. Why are they (police) firing tear gas shells on us?” shouted a youth from the procession. However, police continued tear gas shelling till the procession reached the nearby Rambagh Bridge.

As the procession passed through Rambagh and Barzulla, it swelled with thousands of people, including women, joining it. They were shouting pro-freedom and anti India slogans. Among the processionists were Nisar’s friends who narrated how he had got the fatal injury.

“Nisar was watching from a distance the protests against the rape and murder of two Shopian women when a teargas shell fired by a policeman hit him. He was lying on ground for more than 10 minutes and blood continued to ooze out from his head and mouth. We later threw stones on police to chase them away and took Nisar to the hospital,” said one of Nisar’s friends as the procession which was escorted by police from backside reached near the Ibrahim Masjid at Parraypora.
However, the march was halted as police, deployed in strength near the Hyderpora Chowk, fired more than a dozen teargas shells and some rounds in air to disperse the procession. The continued teargas shelling forced the procession to disperse into the lanes and by-lanes.

Sensing trouble, the youth carrying Nisar’s body entered a lane and kept it on ground as police continued with the teargas shelling. The police tried to take the body into its possession which the mourners resisted.

In the meantime, the police party escorting the funeral procession also resorted to tear gas shelling from Barzulla side and chased away the mourners. Gathering courage, a group of youth took Nisar’s body and went back to his house. However, the police continued the teargas shelling, some of the shells fell meters away from the mourners carrying the body. “Run cautiously on the road side. Keep on running,” the youth carrying the body of Nisar were shouting at each other as teargas shells continued to rain around them. More than a dozen mourners sustained injuries in baton charge and tear smoke shelling on the mourners at various places in the area.

Later, the procession regrouped and carried the body to his house where his family, including his mother and sister, and neighbourers were eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of his wounded face.

“Your martyrdom will not go waste,” shouted a woman as scores of them beating their chests mourned Nisar’s death outside his house. The angry youth continued with pro-freedom slogans. Thousands of mourners participated in the Jinaza prayers at old Barzulla where he was laid to rest at the ancestral graveyard.

http://www.greaterk ashmir.com/ today/full_ story.asp? Date=5_6_ 2009&ItemID=58&cat=1

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