Beating for fun: Kashmir town protest against Indian Army assault on locals

CNS reports from Indian occupied Kashmir

Pulwama: A complete shutdown was observed in Rajpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

    The shutdown was observed against the alleged army assault on locals.

   All the shops and business establishments are shut while agitated youth pelted stones on Jammu Kashmir Bank branch forcing it to close the business.

    According to locals, on Sunday, when Indian interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma was busy interacting with different delegations, a group of army soldiers appeared in Rajpora and thrashed people irrespective of their age and gender.

    “Army soldiers thrashed people including shopkeepers without any reason. Two shopkeepers identified as Mudasir Ahmed Wani and Muhammad Asif Wani suffered critical injuries. They were taken to District Hospital Pulwama where Doctors referred them to Bones and Joint Hospital Srinagar,” said locals.

    Station House Officer Rajpora, Nisar Ahmed said that they have been investigating the matter as locals are claiming that they were beaten up by some army soldiers. (CNS)

Nocturnal search operations conducted in twin hamlets of Pulwama

Pulwama: Amid chill, government forces launched nocturnal Cordon and Search operations in two villages of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

    The search operation according to sources was conducted at New Colony Kakapora and Kussipora village by 55 and 50 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

  An official informed that New Colony Kakapora area was brought under cordon on Tuesday night at 12 and  the operation was called off at around 3 in the morning after no contact with any militant was established.

   Siege was laid around Kussipora village at 3 in the morning and it was lifted at around 10 am. “Door-to-door searches were conducted during the operation that concluded peacefully,” said an official.

    Meanwhile, locals from both these villages alleged that they were forces to spend chilly moments under open sky during night hours. (CNS)

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