Anti-army protest in north Kashmir

Anti-army protest in north Kashmir

Srinagar: The scores of people in north Kashmir’s Naghama Handwara area Sunday staged a protest and shopkeepers pulled down their shutters after army personnel allegedly thrashed several civilians without any provocation.
Locals of the area said that Ghulam Mohammad Shah, a Tata Sumo driver was thrashed by army men at Naghama market after they exchanged heated words on some issue.
A local shopkeeper, Abid Ahmad tried to save Ghulam Mohammad from army wrath and he too was thrashed, local sources said.
Soon after the incident large number of people including shopkeepers and transporters staged protest on Baramulla Kupwara highway against what they called army highhandedness.
Later a team of local police reached on spot and assured protesting people that they will look into the matter.