Anti-CRPF protest rocks Batamaloo
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 9: Scores of people took to the streets at Batmaloo here on Wednesday evening against the thrashing of a class 11th student allegedly by the paramilitary CRPF troopers.
“CRPF men mercilessly thrashed Waris Ahmed without any provocation,” locals told Greater Kashmir.
“Four CRPF troopers of dispensary bunker suddenly pounced on me and started beating me. As they were thrashing me, I raised an alarm. Women putting up there heard my screams and rescued me,” said Waris Ahmed.
As the word about the incident spread scores of people, including women and children, came out on streets and staged a massive demonstration demanding withdrawal of CRPF troopers from the area.
They alleged that CRPF troopers have “unleashed a reign of terror” in the area. “They break window panes of our houses regularly and misbehave with women folk. They hurl stones on civilians in the area in late hours in which many locals were injured,” they said.
The shopkeepers said that presence of CRPF bunker has severely hit their business. “Our business has been hit by their presence,” they said.
When contacted, Public Relations Officer, CRPF, Prabhkar Tripathi said that he was not aware about the matter. “I have no information about it,” he said.
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