SRINAGAR: Police foiled AIP’s march to Badami Bagh cantonment, just few meters ahead of the main gate. Led by Engineer Rashid, the protest was against using 27 year old Farooq Ahmad Dar, a Beerwa resident, as human shield by the army.

(Engineer Rashid leading a protest against using civilians as human shields)

The protest started from Sonwar. They were shouting slogans, “Human Shield Down Down” “UN wakeup” and “Nayee Delhi say rishta Kya, Jabri Qabza aur kya”.

The procession after crossing police and Army barricades proceeded towards Badami Bagh cantonment. However a large contingent of police and para-military forces stopped the march after reaching near the main gate of Army HQ.

(Engineer Rashid being arrested)

A spokesman of the AIP said they resisted but were forcibly dispersed. Some of them were arrested and have been lodged in police station Ram Munshi Bagh. These include Engineer Rashid as well.

“Using innocent unarmed civilians as human shields and beating Kashmiris in the worst miserable way is not a new phenomenon in Kashmir but for the want of evidences Army would often negate the shameful incidents claiming it propaganda of antinational forces and Pakistani Agents,” Engineer said. “But the Beerwa incident has exposed Delhi’s inhuman operations in Kashmir”. He appealed world community to wake up and stand by the human rights, self respect and dignity of Kashmiris which security forces have demolished deeming it their birth right.


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