SRINAGAR — The hashtag #KashmirBleeds has been trending on micro-blogging website Twitter after the gunfight ended in Kanimazar Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar yesterday.
In the gunfight, two militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen, including Junaid Sehrai, the son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Ashraf Sehrai, were killed.
Three personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) along with one policeman from the Special Operation Group were injured during the gunfight.
However, the operation carried out by government forces also saw the destruction of at least fifteen houses.
The pictures and videos of the gunfight site have gone viral on social networking websites, with netizens sharing them along with their views.
Mohit (@WritersAbode), a Twitter user, wrote, “To solve unending warfare in #Kashmir, we need leaders with a kind heart and a clean conscience. #KashmirBleeds”
“15 families became roofless during pandemic and no one talking about it. #Kashmir #KashmirBleeds,” another user, Abulqais (@AbulqaisSaiful1) said.
Raj Pushp (@rajpushp11), a user, said, “#KashmirBleeds because of Pakistan terrorism.”
“Kashmiri pandit innocent women and children were made to bleed by a so-called peaceful community #KashmirBleeds,” wrote one user, Ex Secular (@ExSecular11) while sharing pictures of Kashmir Pandits killed in 1990.
Pertinently, Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu (@Junaid_Mattu) demanded compensation for the families whose houses got destroyed during the gunbattle.
“Deeply saddened to see the specter of devastation at the site of today’s encounter in Nawakadal, Srinagar. Almost a dozen families have been left homeless and devastated. The administration should announce immediate compensation and extend all possible assistance to rebuild,” he said.