People in Takiya vilage of Saderkoot area of the district alleged that Army personnel resorted to unprovoked harassment and thrashed inmates after barging into their houses in wee hours today.
Protests erupted in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday against the alleged high-handedness of army personnel.
People in Takiya vilage of Saderkoot area of the district alleged that Army personnel from the nearby Ajas camp resorted to unprovoked harassment and thrashed inmates after barging into their houses in wee hours today.
The protesters blocked Srinagar-Bandipora road at Takiyia demanding action against the army personnel involved in the incident.
“Without any provocation, the army men from Ajas cantonment barged into residential houses and beat up inmates, including women and elders,” said a protester.
“The men fled from the spot after residents raised an alarm.”
A local said that army men barged into the houses and started asked questions about a religious function organised by Sawtul-Haq, a Daw’ah organization, last evening.
“They were livid. And started beating people after asking why such a religious function was held at the Takiya Masjid here,” he said.
“I was dragged from my house to the road. As they tried to bundle me in a vehicle, people from the whole village came out for my rescue. Seeing the crowd, they (army men) ran away from the village,” said another local.
As the protests continued, heavy contingents of police arrived at the scene to pacify the protesters.
Army, however, refuted the allegations saying that none of their men were involved in the incident.
“We are not involved in the act. This is just an allegation,” said Major Aman of 13 RR.
2015 Kashmir Despatch