Violent protests in Kurhama Ganderbal

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The people of Kurhama, Ganderbal alleged that men in uniform barged into their houses, beat the inmates and ransacked everything. Police and CRPF used tear smoke shells to disperse the people protesting against what they call “highhandedness”.

The trouble started when after Nimaz-e-Fajre (Morning prayers) people started protesting against the Gool killings. It was when the deployment was being made in the area to implement the restrictions.

 “Authorities should have announced that curfew was imposed in the area so that we would have remained indoors,” said Mohammad Abdullah, a local resident adding “we were coming out of the mosque when police and CRPF men beat us and use abusive language resulting in the protests.”

“The men in uniform first barged in the houses of Bye pass Mohalla and then Astan Mohalla, beating inmates and ransacking everything. The situation compelled the villagers to come out jointly but they were tear gased resulting in injuries to at least two protesters,” the locals said.

Kashmir Life called SP Ganderbal, Shahidmairaj who confirmed the protests in Kurhama, but refused the allegations of “highhandedness”.

“There were some people on road for some time but now it is all right and the situation is completely under control,” SP Ganderbal said.

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