Kashmir Youth Attacked In Gorgoan, Rescued Safely

by Ibtisam Fayaz Khan

SRINAGAR: A Kashmiri youth serving a private company was allegedly thrashed by a gang of six persons in Gurgoan area. Though no case has been registered yet, reports suggest the government in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir are aware of the incident.

File photo of Tariq Bhat a resident of Handwara who was allegedly thrashed by a gang of six persons in Gurgoan area.

The youth has been identified as Tariq Bhat, a resident of Handwara. An employee of Policy Bazaar, he was allegedly intercepted by a group of six youth in Gurgoan’s Sector 44.

“Yesterday evening, after I was on way from office to my flat, a man held my neck from behind and another closed my eyes,” Tariq told Kashmir Life. “They dragged me to the end of the street, an area where drug addicts and alcoholics stay. They started punching on my face and stomach and hit my knees.”

It was to his frantic calls for help that two boys somehow heard him and rescued him. Before that one of the gangsters attempted to stab him but somehow he saved.

After being rescued he did dial 100 but does not remember what happened later. His colleagues and seniors dropped took him to his flat that he shares with another person from Baramulla. Bhat told his seniors that he is neither having any emotional involvement nor has he spoken against the government. However, he has told his colleagues that he had a work-related tension with a co-worker, who had threatened him.

Meanwhile,  Jammu and Kashmir Students Association condemned the attack on Kashmiri Youth.

In a Statement, Spokesperson of Association Nasir Khuehami urged Home Minister Amit Shah, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JK LG Manoj Sinha for action against the accused and further security to the Kashmiri youth studying and working outside.

Spokesperson said that these incidents have increased the sense of insecurity and anxiety among Kashmiri youth studying and working outside as well as among their parents and relatives in Kashmir.

He called upon the state and the central government to take effective measures to prevent such happenings and address the waning sense of security among the Kashmiri students and workers living in mainland India.

Junaid Rather, Vice President of Association said that Association demands immediate arrest of all those involved in the assault on Kashmiri youth and ensure adequate arrangements for the safety, security of the Youth.

“The Attack on Kashmiri youth by some goons is a worrying factor for the students, youth who are working in mainland India and parents. We demand punishment and arrest to the elements involved in beating and harassing the Kashmiri youth for no reason,” he said.


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