Indian troops beat up families, ransack houses in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops assaulted several families and vandalized household goods in Pulwama district.

The family members of a prominent Mujahid commander Zahid Ahmed talking to media men said that the troops barged into their house in Drubgam area of the district, assaulted the inmates and ransacked the house.

Earlier, an Indian soldier was critically injured in an attack in the same area on Thursday afternoon.

Locals said that soon after the gunshots were heard from a close-by distance, Indian armed forces within no time surrounded their residences and subsequently barged inside their homes and damaged the property.

“Besides ransacking, they also assaulted us badly,” said one of the victim family members.

Another family member said “The Indian forces’ personnel beat up me and every time they come, they beat us for no reason at all.”

Zahid Ahmed’s mother said that they had no contact with him since the day he left and joined armed struggle. “His fight is with Indian forces and these Indian forces should fight him. Why are they attacking us? We are being harassed and assaulted time and again just because of our relationship with him,” she said.

An elderly male member of the family of Zahid Ahmed said that he was badly beaten. “They beat me up so badly. They forced me to the ground and beat me. What have we done to them? Every time they come and beat us for no reason at all,” he said.

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