BUDGAM: Soon after news about Tihar thrashing reached Srinagar, protests were held in native village of Shahid Yousuf in Soibugh area of central Kashmir’s Budgam on Monday.
Shahid is one of the 18 victims of severe beating by the Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP) on November 21 at the High Risk ward of Tihar Jail.
Scores of prominent residents of Soibugh held protests against the alleged “murderous” attack on Shahid, who is son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.
The protestors alleged that the jail authorities harassed and beat up Shahid and 17 other inmates inside the jail for more than an hour between 8 to 9 pm that day.
“He has suffered head and leg injuries and marks of violence are visible on his back,” the protestors told Kashmir Reader.
“Shahid narrated the entire episode to the lawyer and handed over a blood-soaked vest to him as a proof of the murderous attack on him,” they added.
The protestors appealed the authorities to transfer the case of Shahid to Srinagar to allow him to meet his nine-year-old specially-abled son, Syed Miftah, as he has “intimate attachment” with his father.
They also cautioned the authorities against any harm to Shahid. “If anything untoward happens to him in jail it will have serious consequences and government will be squarely responsible, “the delegation said.