Thursday, November 11, 2010


Srinagar, Nov 12 (Only Kashmir): At least 20 civilians including a local doctor were injured when troopers and police went on a beating spree indiscriminately in Pattan area.
Six persons were also detained from the neighbouring Palhallan area.
The locals of Pattan said that troopers barged into the residential houses and a girls’ school and beat inmates and teachers. The residents stated, the troops, comprising 29 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operations Group, brandishing sticks and sophisticated weapons, started house to house searches in different Pattan localities like Gojri Mohalla, Jamia Mohalla, Wani Mohalla, Ahangar Mohalla and beat the inmates without any reason.
The troopers also smashed windowpanes and damaged houses. They said that due to intimidation by troops, many youth had to flee from the area to save themselves from getting beaten. The residents said that the beating spree started on Wednesday evening when troops and police laid siege of Bazaar Mohalla, Kandhar Mohalla, Gashiwara, Teli Mohalla, Gori Mohalla, Wani Mohalla and Sofi Mohalla.
In Palhallan, the locals said, police and CRPF raided Tantray Mohalla and detained six youth and beat people without any rhyme.
The CRPF troopers along with army also barged into Girls Middle School, Goshbug, and went on a beating spree. “Panic spread in the entire school,” an eyewitness said adding, “They beat up teachers.”
Hospital authorities in Pattan said they treated six people with one having grievous injury. They said Abdul Majid Gojri received six stitches in his head as he was severely beaten by the troopers.
At Bakhipora Rafiabad, teachers in a Government school were threatened by police after the former refused to show them the attendance register.


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