South Kashmir villagers accuse Army of unnecessary ‘harassment

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By Fast Kashmir on 24/06/2018.

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Pulwama, June 24: Locals from Trich Pinglena village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district accused Army of unnecessary harassment.

A local Muhammad Abdullah Sofi of the village alleged army cordoned off their house and treated them like animals.

“Army soldiers dragged all the family members out from the house and even installed lights on the house, though area was peaceful and there were no mikitants present in the house,” he told Kashmir News Trust.

The daughter-in-law of Muhammad Abdullah Sofi alleged that soldiers took along her husband and he was released only after her repeated requests and begging.

“The soldiers were asking us where from we got money for the construction of our new house. We put our life time saving in the construction of this house and they are harassing us on this pretext,” she said.

The locals said the village has never witnessed any untoward incident. “It is lack of unaccountability that these soldiers barge into the houses at their will and harass people,” said locals and sought intervention of Governor administration.

They added that soldiers also picked up a young boy Nadeem Ahmed Dar during the nocturnal raid.

A police official feigned ignorance about the incident but said he will ascertain the facts.