This should come as an eye opener to the ambassadors of Kashmiriyat, both inside the BJP government and in opposition to it. A report in the Dainik Bhaskar (Surat edition) collected from the survivors describes how local Kashmiris *laughed* at the fate of dead and injured pilgrims right after the Amarnath Yatra massacre.
For friends who might not be able to read Hindi, the headline translates to :
“We were crying in pain from the terrorists’ bullets and far from helping us, people were laughing loudly at us”
The details of the event published in the report make for spine chilling reading :
I will translate the relevant part :
“Everyone was screaming and the driver was driving the bus as fast as possible. Except for the driver, no one else was sitting on the seats. All pilgrims were trying to hide in small places below and around the seats. The gallery of the bus was full of blood, shards of glass and bits of torn cloth. Some people were lying lifeless or unconscious on these.
The driver finally stopped the bus after about two and a half kilometers. There were small shops around. We felt a little secure seeing the shopkeepers. But nobody dared to come out of the bus. Some people screamed out at the shopkeepers — “Please help us, some people here have been hit by bullets and we are unable to stop the bleeding… please come and help us. At least call the police. ” But the shopkeepers were totally ignoring our pleas. We saw that some of them, instead of helping us were laughing and smiling. When they refused to help us, we began to lose hope. Suddenly then some vehicles stopped near us and some went in the direction of the terrorists. They were our soldiers.”
What is left to say?