Indian LEAs vandalises public property in IOK

Wednesday – May 13, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian law enforcement agencies (LEAs) went berserk, Tuesday, vandalised public property and arrested people randomly in a village in Budgam district.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), for the last three days the Indian occupational troops and police personnel have been appearing in Nasrullah Pora village of the district and running amok damaging public property, beating locals and arresting people before leaving the village.

Some reports say that the Indian troops and police personnel have looted 27 shops including hardware stores and gas cylinders, damaged 162 vehicles and 42 houses as well as breaking window panes of nearly 800 homes in the village in last three days.

The villagers said that the forces either looted or destroyed their valuable possessions including cash, electronic appliances, furniture, cooking gas cylinders, and jewellery during the raids.

Indian forces’ vandalism have forced people to migrate to other villages.

A villager said that Indian forces personnel arrested people randomly during night, adding even elderly people were not spared and were arrested.

“The Indian forces damaged parked vehicles, shops and gates of the house. They barged into the houses and damaged my JCB, LeD TV, washing machine, refrigerator, Maruti Alto and other things. They spared only a few households and created havoc in almost every home,” another resident of the village said.

Meanwhile, the all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) has said that the hands of rashtriya swayamsevak sangh (RSS) backed Narendra Modi’s fascist government are soaked with the blood of innocent Muslims in India and occupied Jammu and Kashmir and is exploiting anti-Muslim sentiment for political gains.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, Tuesday, pointed out that amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Modi government had unleashed a reign of terror in occupied Kashmir even in the holy month of Ramadan.

He added that nocturnal raids, arrests of youth and vandalism during the frequent crackdown operations by Indian forces had made the life of Kashmiri people a hell.

The APHC called upon the united nations (UN), the organisation of Islamic cooperation (OIC) and international human rights organisations to force India to stop human rights’ violations and resolve the IOK dispute as per the relevant UN resolutions and Kashmiris’ aspirations.

The high court bar association of IOK during its executive body meeting in Srinagar demanded immediate release of its illegally detained president, Mian Abdul Qayoom, from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail.

The members expressed concern about the safety of ailing Qayoom amid reports of coronavirus cases in the jail.

Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi (JK-ITeA) chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in a statement issued in Srinagar paid rich tributes to top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander, Riyaz Naikoo, and other Kashmiri martyrs.

The authorities in IOK, Tuesday, extended a ban on high-speed 4G internet till May 27 even as 2G services remain suspended in Pulwama and Shopian district for now.

With no immediate respite from continued suspension of the high speed mobile internet service in occupied Kashmir in sight, the Indian supreme court has failed to pass on an order for lifting the ban on the facility in the occupied territory.

While delivering its judgment on various petitions seeking restoration of high-speed internet service in IOK, the court merely asked the Modi government to constitute a committee to look into the matter.

Meanwhile, two officers of Indian paramilitary central reserve police force (CRPF) committed suicide in the occupied territory, Tuesday.

A CRPF assistant sub inspector (ASI) ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at Mattan in Islamabad district while another ASI took his life with his gun in Srinagar.

These two new deaths have raised the number of such deaths amongst Indian troops and police personnel to 451 in occupied Kashmir since January 2007.