October 13, 2020

Protests in Rawalpora against army for alleged thrashing of local youth

Srinagar/Oct,12: Massive protests Tuesday morning rocked Rawalpora area of uptown Srinagar after soldiers deployed on the road allegedly thrashed two local youth without any reason.

Locals of the area blocked the road in the peak morning hours at main chowk Rawalpora against the incident. Residents of the area allege that two youth identified as Shahid Ahad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad and Aqib Ashraf Dar son of Muhammad Ashraf Dar, both residents of Rawalpora, were beaten by the soldiers deployed near the Rawalpora bridge.

“We are protesting against the unjustified thrashing of our boys. We want action against the soldiers who beat up our children mercilessly,” the protesting locals said. They said while Aqib has sustained injury in his leg and foot, Shahid has cervical injury. “Both have been shifted to hospital for treatment,” they said.

Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said they are ascertaining the details of the incident

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