Kashmir unrest: Hospital records show more than 8000 civilians injured since July 9

An average of six civilians have been injured every hour.

Written by Sofi Ahsan | Srinagar | Published:September 3, 2016 12:20 pm
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Six civilians have been injured on an average every hour in Kashmir for the past 56 days and more than 70 percent of the civilians are from the towns and villages of Valley.

According to the official figures gathered from most of the major hospitals, 8904 civilians who were injured during the action of forces were received in the government hospitals across Kashmir. Each second hour an eye of a person is hit by the pellets fired by the forces – 664 persons have been admitted in the Ophthalmology department of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital of Srinagar since July 9.

The data analysis of the number of injured received from Kashmir hospitals excluding Budgam district reveals that out of the 8904 civilians seen by doctors in the district, sub-district and tertiary hospitals, 6270 people were hurt during the protests that have taken place at district headquarters and in villages of south, central and north Kashmir. Most of the injured people belong to south Kashmir districts that have seen most of the civilian killings during the ongoing protests.

South Kashmir

In south Kashmir’s Anantnag district – home district of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti – 1027 civilians were received in the hospitals till September 1 since the protests began after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with police and Army in July 8. 1060 civilians were injured during the protests in Pulwama district. 648 among them were pellet victims and 64 had been hit by bullets.

In Kulgam district, 967 civilians were hurt during the forces’ action till August 31 and 671 of them had been hit by pellets. 451 civilians were injured during the 54 days and more than 300 of the victims were hit by pellets in Shopian.

Central Kashmir

Srinagar’s SHMS hospital has seen the highest number of injured civilians during the protests; it is the biggest tertiary hospital in Valley and only hospital with a full-fledged ophthalmology department. 1645 injured people including the critical ones referred from other districts have been treated at the hospital since July 8.

According to the figures provided by the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), about 300 civilians were received in the hospital and 101 of the injured had pellet injuries. 14 deaths have taken place in the hospital since July 9. 47 major surgeries had been conducted in the hospital till August 23. In SKIMS medical college, 487 civilians injured during the protests were treated till the evening of September 1.

In Government Medical College Srinagar’s Bones and Joints hospitals, 165 civilians were treated. 40 patients who were allegedly beaten by forces were also received in the Government Dental College Srinagar. 154 civilians were treated in the hospitals of Srinagar that are run by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir.

In central Kashmir Ganderbal district, 126 civilians were injured during the protests. The number of injured people from central Kashmir’s Budgam as health officials in the district they have been asked not share the figures with media.

North Kashmir

Over one thousand civilians have been injured during the protests in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. More than 800 civilians, with majority them having suffered pellet injuries were received in Baramulla district. 611 civilians were also injured in Bandipora district.

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    Ashok
    Sep 3, 2016 at 11:04 am
    Mehbooba mufti says only 5% of people are causing trouble these figures shows that's not the case. We have lost Kashmir long time ago. These numbers are horrible reading for any Indian.
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      Cddeshpande
      Sep 4, 2016 at 3:14 am
      1.It all started when a bus carrying security personnel was attacked by grenade and firing during which about 20 jeans returning from their daily practice.2. Then one young fellow,boasted about it on social media and openly challenged Indian army that such attacks will be continued in future.lt;br/gt;3.obviously he was declared as enemy of India and got killed.4. people supporting that person attacked our army and got wounded by the army.4They got treatment in the hospitals.5.Thus, all hungama is started by that killed person.6. Therefore Indian express while reporting should mention that,"as a consequence of attack on Indian army'vehicle.............," 7.That will be a proper journalism. Pl publish
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        khan
        Sep 3, 2016 at 7:12 am
        True face of Indian democracy.
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          Navtej Singh
          Sep 3, 2016 at 8:58 am
          Still Feku is talking about Trust.
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            Citizen
            Sep 3, 2016 at 10:19 am
            This is an unprecedented atrocity on our own people. Can Kashmir be kept with force? The answer is already there.
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              PSRao
              Sep 3, 2016 at 6:58 am
              Civilians or rioters on road. Who asked these so called civilians to come and throw stones at security forces.
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                Shafted mohammed
                Sep 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm
                What about the security personel injured by attacks on them by these anti national terrorists and who would talk about them. What is their fault that they were protecting the country from stan paid terrorists who wanted to kill the security personel had they not used pallet guns.
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                  SP
                  Sep 3, 2016 at 10:34 am
                  There is also unprecedented attack on security forces by people.They came in hundreds and stoned them to support a terrorist. People are in the wrong and they need to pay for it.
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                    Mano
                    Sep 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm
                    So are you saying not one of the 8000 is a victim of the pro-separatist lobbies who are forcing people to do stone pelting. Not one merits an investigation and expose. What's the point in the opposition talking to hurriyat if they don't represent the 8000 victims. Because of such media who believe all those killed are victims of army, the innocent who refuse to join the kashmir protest are at grave risk. Indian express and burkha dutt, and the opposition team talking to hurriyat are missing the point. The behavior should be risk aggravating, but risk mitigating.
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                      Sanjay
                      Sep 3, 2016 at 11:29 am
                      It is self inflicted injury. They invited it.
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                        Vedic_Citizen
                        Sep 3, 2016 at 7:28 am
                        Mulla problems all over the world
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                          s s nair
                          Sep 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm
                          Every Indian should be proud of the rule of law.
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                            sudhir
                            Sep 3, 2016 at 6:55 am
                            Plz give ur input on security forces also, single side journalism will not work !!
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                              Prateik
                              Sep 3, 2016 at 11:08 am
                              Go and throw stones at army. You will get the answer.
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                                Prateik
                                Sep 3, 2016 at 11:09 am
                                Kalyug started when Mohmmad self appointed himself as a postman of God.
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                                  Prateik
                                  Sep 3, 2016 at 11:10 am
                                  Not trust. Eck.
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                                    Prateik
                                    Sep 3, 2016 at 11:07 am
                                    So go and throw stones at army if you don't agree.
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                                      Prateik
                                      Sep 3, 2016 at 8:51 am
                                      Zionist convert lecturing India on democracy!
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                                        vikas
                                        Sep 3, 2016 at 9:04 am
                                        Not civilians but terrorists/Stone pelters
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