Violence continues in our beautiful paradise called Kashmir. According to Outlook, five people including four girls were killed when militants hurled a grenade at a leader of a sect in Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
There isnt anything left to comment anymore on these kinds of incidents. When everyday, all over the world, you have incidents like this – what really is left to be said. Now, its not only Muslims fighting everyone else in the world – its the Muslims fighting each other. Sad. Dont know, how, when it will all end.
Posting the article here for reference sake (since Outlook archives its old articles and then it doesnt remain accessible). From their site.
Five killed, 50 injured in Pulwama grenade attack SRINAGAR, NOV 10 (PTI)
persons, including four girls, were today killed and about 55 injured
when militants hurled a grenade at a leader of a sect outside a mosque
in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Militantslobbed a grenade towards the mosque at Tahab, 31 kms from here, in
Pulwama district at around 1.15 pm when a large number of people had
gathered there to offer Friday prayers, officials said.
The five dead were identified by an official release as Nissar Ahmad, Umer Maqbool, his sister Shiraza, Saleema and Bisma Jan.
The condition of six persons, including six-year-old girl Shazia, was stated to be critical, it said.
Earlier, a police official in Tahab had said six persons were killed.
Leader of the Barelvi sect Mualana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi was injured in the
attack while leading a group of followers through a narrow lane into
the mosque where he was scheduled to deliver sermons, they said.
The cleric, whose preachings of Barelvi sect are in contradiction with
teachings of Hanafi and Shafaie sects which are followed by majority of
Muslims in the state, has been shifted to SKIMS hospital here and was
being treated for splinter injuries in his legs, they said.
Agitated residents of the area indulged in stone pelting on the houses of
members of Jamaat-e-Islami party and police had to resort to
cane-charge to disperse mob, the officials said.
Protesters also forced shopkeepers to down shutters and blocked traffic.
Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S M Sahai said no arrest had been made in
connection with the attack and he had no knowledge of locals getting
hold of an attacker.
Condemning the attack, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad termed it as “inhuman and an act of cowardice”.
The Opposition National Conference demanded a high-level inquiry into the attack.
A pall of gloom descended on Tahab village when the news of the militant attack outside the mosque poured in.
Some wept uncontrollably and beat their chests while others denounced the militant strike in strongest possible words.
A joint family headed by one Gulzar Ahmed lost four members, including three minors, in the blast.
The family was rejoicing over two of their children clearing the eighth
standard board examinations when the news of the blast came in.
Survivor Fayaz Ahmad, who rushed injured to the hospital said “what wrong we
have done to anybody. We were heading for prayers when the blast
He said Gulzar’s daughter, a nephew and two other relatives perished in the explosion.
Another daughter of Gulzar is battling for life. Ten of his relatives were also injured.
Soon after the blast, villagers rushed to the mosque and shifted the injured, who were crying for help, to the hospital.
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