Srinagar, October 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, residents of Hajin area of Bandipora district have said that Indian troops beat them up and ransacked their houses after demonstrations against braid chopping.

The residents of Mir Mohalla, Syed Mohallah and Khos Mohalla told media that the troops and police personnel barged into their houses after the demonstrations on Friday and ransacked the household goods and damaged the property.

“The forces’ personnel ransacked property, including vehicles, and broke windowpanes of various houses,” several residents of these localities said. They said that the forces came in huge number, giving the impression that they were about to cordon off the area.

Ghulam Mohammad, a resident of Mir Mohalla, said, “Besides ransacking our house, the forces’ personnel damaged several other houses by knocking down the doors.”

A resident of Syed Mohallah said that windowpanes of his house were shattered by the troops and they kept knocking down everything which came in their way inside my house.”

Some witnesses said that many students were also beaten while they were returning from tuitions.

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