Thrashing of students by CRPF triggers protests in IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, anti-India protests broke out in Lethpora area of Pulwama district against the thrashing of students, frequent raids on the houses and harassment of inmates by Indian forces.

People took to the streets after the personnel of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force stopped school buses and thrashed the students. The protesters also including the family members of students told media men that the CRPF personnel deployed on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpora were not allowing the school buses to move on the road.

The protesters said that a school bus belonging to a High School in Awantipora was not allowed to move ahead despite an official order that school buses and ambulances would not be stopped even during the movement of Indian forces’ convoys. However, when the students protested against the move, CRPF men deployed on the highway thrashed students including a minor girl.

“Some of us were thrashed only because we argued with them as they stopped our bus for no reason at all,” one of the protesting students said.

Later, many locals joined the protest and blocked the highway. The furious protestors said that they were being harassed every day by the Indian forces. “If there is a formal order of allowing the students and ambulances, why don’t they follow that,” said a local protestor.

Leave a Reply

Kashmir Media Service | Login