So how was Independence Day celebrated in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir ? Both factions of the Hurriyat were united in one thing – Boycotting the Independence Day celebrations.
The healing touch of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed seems to be working fine as 17 people are injured in a bomb blast.
Nobody claimed responsibility for Sunday’s rocket attack in Kashmir, but police blamed it on Islamic rebels fighting for Kashmir’s independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. When the rocket hit, children had gathered to watch an Independence Day ceremony organized by the Indian army at a school in Dangiwachi village, some 45 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu-Kashmir state.[ABC News]