Recently, the South Kashmir region witnessed mayhem as about 13 militants , four civilians and three army men died in three encounters with District Shopian bearing worst brunt of the violence . The people of Kashmir  observed a complete shutdown against the killing for four days . Scores of civilians received injuries in these protests with a boy from Kangan getting killed.

During these days to maintain law and order the authorities places strict restriction in parts of Srinagar city including at the Old City. The Mobile internet was also snapped in many part of the valley including in north and south areas of Kashmir, with South witnessing complete lockdown.

This level of mayhem and bloodshed in South Kashmir has pained humane hearts and reduced entire Kashmir to mourning .

While talking to The News Kashmir ‘ ‘Mir Imran, a human Rights Defender stated -” The situation of entire Kashmir is worrisome but it is disastrous in South Kashmir as entire areas of South Kashmir have been marred by bloodshed, killings and blinding. The government and the entire security machinery should try to look to means of having ceasefire with local militants  so that precious lives can be saved .The pain, lava that has now engulfed South Kashmir since many years can burn the entire region down. The heavy bloodshed that took place in South Kashmir on April 1 has rattled entire Kashmir valley and something should be done to break this ugly cycle .”

Many a voices are disappointed that such harsh nature of situation in South Kashmir puts entire 2018 year prospects of being peaceful under huge question marks.

Bilal Bashir Bhat, a Journalist states –


“On a larger level March ending pressure boosts the possibility of celebrations of Fool’s day that falls on April 1 as such people play pranks and jokes to breathe a sigh of relief, however, in Kashmir the people on this particular day were busy in counting the dead bodies in South Kashmir causing mayhem in Valley amid high expectations of a sound and prosper Financial year.

March the month of expectations had in Kashmir seen much bloodshed and April the month of hope has started too on a bloody note with the killing of seventeen Kashmiris including thirteen militants and excluding three Army personnel.”

The situation in South Kashmir is definitely a serious cause of concern with more and more youth embracing gun out of box solution is the need of hour.