People are suffering great problems especially for health reasons. Access to hospitals and health services is not possible at all. People in hospitals are not able to buy medication for the patients.
Srinagar, July 8: Foetus of two women died in their wombs as they could not reach hospital on time, sources told Greater Kashmir on Thursday.
They said that doctors had referred Khalida wife of Nazir Ahmed from frontier district of Kupwara to Srinagar. “The ambulance the patient was in was stopped at various places by the police and the CRPF men and lot of time was wasted,” they said, adding that by the time patient could reach the Lal Ded hospital, her foetus died in the womb.
In yet another case a woman Naseema wife of Shabir Ahmed of Khag lost her foetus while traveling from Khag in central Kashmir to Srinagar. “The ambulance being stopped at various places led to the death of the foetus in the womb itself,’ sources added.
A doctor pleading anonymity said that had the troopers and policemen allowed the ambulances to move on tragedies could have been averted.
"We urge authorities is to direct police and CRPF men not to stop ambulances," the doctor added.
Scores of doctors staged a protest at Shere-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here on Thursday against recent killings in the Valley.
The protests organized by the Doctors Joint Action Committee (DJAC) were attended by senior, junior and resident doctors. Protesters sought intervention of international human rights organizations to end the “reign of terror” unleashed by the forces.
“ Paramilitary CRPF troopers barged into the Emergency ward of SKIMS yesterday and harassed the doctors,” the DJAC spokesman said.
He condemned the “unruly” behaviour of the CRPF men.
Protests erupted in various parts of north and central Kashmir on Thursday, a local news agency KNS said.
It said hundreds of people from Palhalan area in north Kashmir’s Varmul district took to streets and staged massive pro-freedom protests.
As soon as the demonstrators reached on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, paramilitary CRPF troopers and the policemen fired teargas shells to quell the protesters, who retaliated wit stones triggering clashes that continued for nearly an hour.
Protests also erupted in neighboring Goshbug village this afternoon where people deified the curfew and staged demonstrations after rumors spread that a youth injured in police action yesterday had succumbed to injuries at the Srinagar hospital.
Irshad Ahmad, son of, Muhammad Razak Dar and Sajad Ahmad, son of late Ghulam Muhammad Yatoo were injured yesterday when the CRPF and the police used force to quell pro-freedom demonstrations in the area.
Protests against the recent spate of killings in the Valley were also held in interior areas of Sheeri, Khwaja Bagh, and some areas of the old town Varmul.
In Ganderbal district, at least six persons were injured when paramilitary CRPF troopers and policemen fired numerous tear smoke canisters and resorted to baton charge to disperse demonstrators in Kurhama area.
In central Kashmir’s Budgam district, senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader; Aga Syed Hassan led a procession of hundreds of people from Imam Bara to main chowk. The protesters staged a sit-in in the main chowk before dispersing off peacefully.
Qazi Yasir held
Reports from south Kashmir’s Islamabad district said that police arrested Mirwaiz south Kashmir Qazi Yasir and 20 other youth from Islamabad town on Thursday.