What exactly happened in Ramban — The BSF personnel picked up Quran and ripped them off and threw them under their feet. With their boots on they created havoc inside the Quranic School late night at 10:45 pm. The caretaker of the school was reading Quran when he was beaten up and mercilessly dragged outside. Then when the news reached the people they could not tolerate this, it was painful to even hear it. People gathered to protest against this highhandedness of BSF which is in the area to protect the railway lines. It was shocking that they started to fire indiscriminately at the crowds of people without any consideration. The public had assembled and there was sloganeering going on and it was not tolerable for Muslims, but there was no violent instigation or anything from people’s side. After sloganeering, they sat down peacefully outside of the BSF camp, and then they started firing at the people. The police was present in huge numbers, we were terrified to see their numbers and they are equally responsible for the blood bath. The police knew from the beginning that the locals want the BSF sitting in those quarters guarding the railway lines must leave the area. If they have done this to our Holy Quran, we (locals) will never let them stay in our area. Police responded to us by saying that ‘BSF has left the area’. This happened before some of the people wanted to go to the BSF quarters to check if they really have left and in retaliation the BSF opened fire indiscriminately on them and then on all of the others.
I was one of the people heading towards the BSF bunker outside the quarter and the BSF personnel started to shoot at me, I ducked down and the person behind me received a bullet in his abdomen. As much as I could see, there were four BSF men outside and a whole contingent inside the barracks. The local police did not do anything, they looked on while we were being beaten and killed.
SHAHEED FAROOQ AHMAD: His 7 year old son is weeping “WAI PAPA CHE KOT GOKH” while hundreds of people struggle to get glimpse of Shaheed e Quran and greeting him “SHAHADAT CHAI MUBARAK”. Farooq, a labor by profession, who worked hard to earn his living but when it came to the dignity of Islam, he chose the path of elites, “The Path of Martyrs”. He is survived by 4 children and a wife.
(إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)
“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.”
“Respect And Salute to his Martyrdom”
We were a procession of around 5000 people and then we ourselves helped lifting up the injured and the dead bodies. No one came to our help. Sham-u-din Giri, who is a local leader, gave us his own car to rescue many of us. His personal car actually worked as our ambulance and even water and amenities carrier. The local construction company helped us by sending their ambulances but local police did absolutely nothing at all. I saw with my own eyes the DC said to the BSF, “Kill them! There is no problem as many of them die, it doesn’t matter.” Nine people were killed and their bodies are piled at the police station and around forty people are injured. The DC is from outside Kashmir and he started this killing and the SP, I heard said that it is not his mistake, it is the mistake of our Minister from that area, also an MLA and he has given an green signal to him for killing the people.
Early this morning,
Huge Gathering at the Nimaz e Janaza of Shaheed e Quran Professor Manzoor Ahmed Shan, the president of Jamia Masjid who was leading from the front and was the first one to attain martyrdom. Thousands of Men ,Women, Young, Children and Old have gathered to offer his funeral prayers.