Kashmiri journo injured in stone pelting as protests continue in Kashmir
A Kashmiri journalist was injured when a group of protesters hurled stones at a media cavalcade travelling back to Srinagar from Uri on Tuesday afternoon.
Anees Zargar, a Kashmir-based journalist who works with Zee media, fractured his arm in the violence.
“Some boys threw stones on the car in which I was travelling with few other journalists who had come from New Delhi to cover the Uri attack. I got injured when a stone hit my arm, while I saved my head,” Anees said.
The incident took place in the HMT area of Srinagar on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway.
“All other reporters were safe. There was an OB van along with us,” he said.
Kashmir has been on boil since July 8 when militant commander Burhan Wani was gunned down by security forces in an encounter. Over 80 people have died and more than 12,000 civilians and security personnel have been injured as the Valley has been observing a separatist-called shutdown for over two months.
Efforts by the Centre and the state government to restore peace have failed to yield results with Kashmiri separatists refusing to be a part of the dialogue process.
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