SRINAGAR ( AFP) – Martyr’s Day is being observed in occupied Kashmir today (Wednesday).
The day is being commemorated in the memory of those 22 Kashmiris who were shot dead in 1931 by the Dogra troops outside the Central Jail in Srinagar.
On fifth day of the violence, a complete strike is being observed all across the valley whereas curfew has also been imposed by the Indian authorities in order to prevent protests.
Indian-held Kashmir’s main hospital struggled to treat hundreds of patients wounded in four days of clashes, as medics warned that many could lose their eyesight from shotgun injuries.
As the overall death toll from the violence rose to 34, ambulances continued to deliver more victims to Srinagar’s Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) where patients were sometimes forced to share beds.
An administrator said staff had been ordered not to speak to the press but wards were crammed with young boys and men, many of whom had suffered serious eye injuries caused by the firing of pellets by Indian troops.