Srinagar: His mouth covered with bandage, and a banner in hand saying “Indian State must respect the women chastity in Kashmir, Respect UDHOR”, a lone protestor is sitting silently besides some parked cars in press enclave in Srinagar.
This is not the first time, Samiullah Charaloo, 28, has come out to protest in this manner. Today he is aggrieved by government forces beating a pregnant lady during a massive crackdown in Shopian on Thursay.
“Indian forces are inhumane towards the common Kashmiri people. They should be trained on how to treat women,” Samiullah said.
“I am here today protesting against the highhandedness of forces in Shopian where they had beaten the pregnant women. Indian forces don’t consider the common Kashmiri people as humans, they should know the value and should learn to treat the common Kashmiri Fairly”, he said.
Samiullah holds a bachelors degree in computer applications, and drives an auto-rickshaw to make a living.
“I don’t have any affiliation with any political party directly or indirectly. I have my way to protest against the issues we face every day,” he said.
In the past, he has staged lonely silent protests on many issues, ranging from “brutality of Indian forces” to sale of alcohol in Kashmir.
“I have been protesting alone from last two years against the many social problems which a common Kashmiri faces,” he said.