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Baramulla youth injured on June 25 succumbs

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 Baramulla, July 10: A student of class 11th, who was injured critically in government forces action at Nadihal area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district last month, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here.

Ubaid Manzoor Lone son of Manzoor Ahmad breathed his last at the SKIMS hospital here after battling for life for 15 days.

A senior doctor at SKIMS institute confirmed the death of Ubaid at the Valley’s only tertiary care hospital at around 5 am today.

 

On June 25, the teenage boy, Ubaid, a class 11th student, had suffered a critical bullet wound in his right thigh after BSF troopers of 149 bn opened fire upon a group of students.

The students were protesting against the “planned genocide of Kashmiri youth” on a call given by Joint Hurriyat comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik.

Police have already filed a case FIR number 103/2018 under section 307, 336, 144 RPC with regard to the incident.

“At SMHS hospital, the doctors were not available and after three hours when the blood was continuously oozing from the blood vessels, the junior resident doctors referred him to the cardiovascular surgical department at Bones and Joint Hospital Barzulla,” Nadeem Manzoor, elder brother of slain told GNS.

At Barzulla hospital, Nadeem said, the doctors who operated upon him were also “juniors” and could not find out the vessel through which the blood was continuously oozing.

“Later, after more than an hour, the doctors at Barzulla again referred him to SMHS. One of the friends accompanying the injured Ubaid told us that blood is not stopping. Later late in the night, the doctors referred the injured to SKIMS Soura,” he added.

He added, “On June 26 afternoon, the doctors at SKIMS referred my brother to SMHS hospital where we had an altercation with doctors after they again referred the injured to SKIMS Soura where he was put on the ventilator after conducting surgery.”

“The process of shifting the injured from one place to another lead to the death of my younger brother and he passed away on Monday in the wee hours,” Nadeem said.

Nadeem and his family along with the residents of the Nadhial urged the government to take serious note of the “medical negligence.”

“Had the doctors at SMHS taken the interest, my brother would have survived as he was talking and was conscious till the morning of June26. This is clearly a gross medical negligence as he lost consciousness on the evening of June 26 after continuous blood loss,” he said.

A senior doctor wishing not to be named told GNS that senior doctors are not available at SMHS hospital during the night.

“Such patients can be handled by the senior doctors who unfortunately are not been present after 4 pm due to private practices,” he said.

“Lack of trauma care facilities in peripheries is also costing lives of such trauma patients,” the doctor said, adding, “Such patients should have been treated under one roof and should not be shifted from one place to another.”

Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended in Nadihal area soon after the body of Ubdai reached his native village.

As soon as his body reached Nadihal, people in thousands started reaching there to take part in his last rites and offer condolences to the bereaved family.

The body was then taken to a local ground where thousands offered the funeral prayers.

Mourners raised pro-freedom slogans as the body was marched towards the graveyard. Ubaid was later laid to rest amid sobs and tears.

A complete shutdown was observed in Nadihal to mourn the killing.

 


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Zakir Musa killing: Shutdown, restrictions on Day 2 as well

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Srinagar, May 25: A complete shutdown was Saturday observed in Kashmir on the second as well against the killing of Zakir Musa, the militant ‘commander’ and chief of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH), who was shot dead during an encounter in Dadsara, Tral early Friday morning.
Authorities also continued placing curbs in parts of the valley to foil any protests or clashes. Following the orders from the divisional administration, all educational institutes across Kashmir remained closed for the second consecutive day as well.
High-speed mobile internet continued to remain suspended in most districts of Kashmir although 2G- speed internet service was restored in Budgam, Ganderbal and Srinagar on Saturday afternoon.
A police official said the curbs on the movement of people were in force in parts of Srinagar, Kulgam and Pulwama.
Train service on the Baramulla-Banihal line also remained suspended, the official said.
“Curfew continued to remain imposed in parts of the Kashmir valley today (Saturday) as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order,” the official said.
In Srinagar, he added, strict restrictions were in place in Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal and M R Gung areas, while partial restrictions were in force in Maisuma and Kralkhud areas.
The official said that government forces including police and paramilitary was deployed in strength in other parts of the valley to avoid any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remained shut in the valley following the strike call by Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against the killing of Zakir and a civilian Zahoor Ahmad, a resident of Naira Pulwama – who was killed allegedly by government forces on Thursday.
Public transport was also off the roads.
Zakir, one of the most-wanted militant ‘commanders’ in Kashmir, was killed in the encounter at Dadsara Tral after forces launched a search operation late Thursday evening following specific information about the presence of militants there.
His killing led to spontaneous shutdown and protests in the valley.

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Zakir’s death marks end of ‘radical jihad’: DGP

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Srinagar, May 25: Police Saturday said the killing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) Chief Zakir Musa has ended the “cult and concept of radical jihad” and Zakir was the last militant of “ISIS-influenced ideology”.
“Zakir Musa had created a new concept of radical jihad and militancy in Kashmir. He was the last militant of such radicalised ideology. With his killing, security forces have eliminated the last such militant who was influenced by ISIS kind of militancy in Kashmir,” Director General of Police, Dilbagh Singh was quoted saying by a local news agency.
The DGP said that youth should understand that “radical ideology or other kind of militancy leads to death and destruction.”
“Some youth were influenced by the radical ideology of Zakir Musa and we would see youth waving ISIS flags in Downtown around Jamia Masjid on Fridays. His killing is the death of radical concept of Jihad in Kashmir. Any radical idea of militancy is against the interests of youth and other people of the state,” the DGP said.
The DGP said that he appreciates and is grateful to the people of Kashmir for “maintaining peace and calm in the last three days.”
Zakir was killed in Dadsara village of Tral in Pulwama district by government forces in a gunfight during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
His killing triggered protests at several places with authorities imposing restrictions and Hurriyat calling for shutdown in Kashmir.

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‘Minorities have been cheated, have to stop it: Modi

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New Delhi, May 25: A bow before the Constitution of India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first action after being unanimously elected the National Democratic Alliance’s leader as he set the agenda for the next term of his government in the Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday.
In his address, Modi reached out to minorities, who he said have been “cheated” by the opposition and called for the lawmakers to earn their trust and put an end to the deception immediately.
“We have worked for sabka saath, sabka vikas, now we have to strive for sabka vishwas,” the PM said while addressing NDA MPs in parliament’s Central Hall Saturday evening.
“The way the poor have been cheated, the minorities have been deceived the same way. It would have been good if their education, their health had been in focus. I expect from you in 2019 that you would be able to make a hole in that deception. We have to earn their trust,” PM Modi said.
The PM, who is likely to be sworn in next week, said this time in the general elections, people voted for pro-incumbency.
“There was pro-incumbency wave in this election, its result was a positive mandate,” the PM told NDA leaders, and added, “The 2019 elections have helped bring down walls, connect hearts.”
The BJP scored 303 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha in the national election and along with its allies, won a remarkable tally of 353.
The formality of allies naming PM Modi as the undisputed leader of the NDA was carried out in the Central Hall of parliament amid loud applause, desk-thumping and chants of “Modi, Modi”.
Top alliance leaders, including Janata Dal United chief Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and Akali Dal’s Parkash Singh Badal were in the meeting.
On the dais, senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi flanked PM Modi.
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal moved a resolution to elect PM Modi as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary Party which was supported by JDU chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and other leaders of the NDA.
“The people have accepted Narendra Modi experiment again from their heart. I want to say this about Modiji, whom I have worked with – for 20 years, he has not taken even a day off. He has worked 18 hours a day.”
On Friday, the council of ministers led by PM Modi submitted their resignation which was accepted by President Kovind, paving way for formation of new government.
Accepting PM Modi’s resignation, the president had had asked them to continue as a caretaker until the formation of a new government.

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