Bandipora residents protest army’s alleged excesses

Residents of Kehnusa area of north Kashmir's Bandipora staged a protest against alleged excesses by the army on Wednesday.
Bandipora residents protest army’s alleged excesses
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Residents of Kehnusa area of north Kashmir's Bandipora staged a protest against alleged excesses by the army on Wednesday.

The protestors blocked Bandipora-Sopore highway, demanding action against the "erring" army officials.

The protestors alleged that army barged into their homes during midnight and beat up inmates without any provocation.

"Army's 27 unit E company situated at Sangri top Watlab barged into our homes at around 3 am and started beating the inmates ruthlessly," one of a resident alleged.

"They didn't even spare women and children. They also broke window panes of our homes," the protestors said.

However, a top army official stationed at Sangri top Watlab said that the residents of Kehnusa pelted stones on a Navy vehicle at 10:30 pm.

"Despite this, the men exercised maximum restraint," he said.

A top police official said that they have met with the villagers and that the matter has been resolved. "The villagers are satisfied now," he claimed.

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