Forces thrash family members including female folk in Kulgam, Alleges Family

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By FK WEB DESK on 18/01/2018.

Neyaz Elahi

Kulgam, Jan 18: A family from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district Wednesday alleged that Government Forces manhandled and thrashed them in the middle of the night and even didn’t spare the girls and women of the household.

     The family of Manzoor Ahmed of Panewa Kulgam village said that on Tuesday night Government Forces including SOG Kulgam and 9 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army cordoned off their house. “They barged into our houses and demanded cell phones and identity cards from us. When we resisted, they unleashed a reign of terror and thrashed us without any mercy,” said the women folk.

    The family members and locals from the village Thursday assembled outside District Magistrate office Kulgam and demanded stern action against the Government Forces.

    “The DDC asked us to approach to SSP Kulgam and we know no action will be initiated against the men in uniform,” said on the family members.

    The family members said that they fail to understand why their house was attacked, given the fact neither anyone from their family is a militant nor a stone-pelter. “After taking our mobile phones, they asked us to report at army camp and take them back there,” said the family members.

    “My wife Rozy Jan, two daughters Saima Jan and Mena Jan, My brother Abdul Ahad Bhat and her daughter Firdousa Jan, my two other nieces Bisma Jan and Aaisya Jan were manhandled and thrashed by Government Forces,” Manzoor Ahmed Bhat told news agency CNS.

    SSP Kulgam could not be contacted, however, a police official said that one of the members of the family is involved in stone-pelting incident who is evading arrest for quite some time. (CNS)