The residents of Kellar village of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Saturday staged protests against the alleged high-handedness of government forces. The village observed a spontaneous shutdown to protest against the frequent “thrashing of locals by Army”.
Locals alleged that every day they are thrashed by troopers of Mastpora camp. “Till now five to eight youth have been beaten,” locals said.
They said that one Myser Ahmad Khanday son of Ghulam Qadir Khanday resident of Keller was beaten many times.
Another local said that “they (Army) are snatching our identity cards and mobile phones and asking us to visit their camp.”
Some days ago they snatched the mobile phones of three brothers and asked them to visit army camp to collect the phones and their identity cards. “However, when they visited the camp, they were beaten up.”
Last night another youth Umer Dar of Chowan Keller was hospitalized after he was beaten up by troopers. (GNS)