Srinagar : Hajjin village of North Kashmir’s Bandipora District on Thursday registered a complete shutdown against alleged army high-handedness.
Locals of Hajjin village have alleged that Army soldiers unleashed terror in the village on Wednesday evening According to them, soldiers damaged property worth lakhs, and even set on fire piles of grass.
The villagers said that soldiers attacked everyone and damaged everything that came in their way. The soldiers treated us like cattle. They thrashed us, abused us and vandalized our houses,” they said.
Officials when contacted told Kashmir Despatch that Patrol of 3 Sector RR was passing through Hajin area when it came under heavy stone-pelting by a mob. The Patrol Party Commander cautioned the crowd not to indulge in stone-pelting. However, the mob continued to target the patrol, injuring three soldiers. After giving a final warning, a few rounds were fired in air to disperse the mob and the Patrol Party moved to its destination. He however denied reports of damaged property an termed it all baseless.
2015 Kashmir Despatch