Shopian: Army allegedly assaulted Shopian’s Jamnagri village on Thursday evening and damaged window panes of residences and parked vehicles.
Residents of Jamnagri village told Kashmir Reader that army beat about 30 people and forced them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans. “They (the army) beat us without any reason,” a youth who was beaten by forces told Kashmir Reader.
Another resident pleading anonymity because of fear of reprisal also said that forces asked them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans. “It was horrible as the army beat every single person who came in their way. Even a Class 6 student was also beaten,” he added.
An elderly man from the village said that they don’t know why army beats up Shopian people almost everyday.
“Is it part of the ‘integral part of India’? Same are the politicians whom we choose through elections to face such kind of brutality,” he said.
Srinagar based defence spokesperson of Army, Colonel Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader that no trooper was involved in beating people, damaging property or ransacking Jamnagri village.