Indian troop harasses a lady in Sopore

Thursday – June 18, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), a woman, on Wednesday, said that Indian soldiers harassed, misbehaved and ransacked household goods after barging into her house in Seelu area of Sopore town following her complaint about a ‘notorious’ drug peddler.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the woman, Nighat Bashir, said that the ‘notorious’ drug peddler known as Manpala lured her young brother to drugs and when she complained about the accused, the soldiers barged into her house and ransacked it.

Nighat, who according to her has won a gold medal in Karate, told media men that her brother has become habitual drug addict for the past several days in the company of Manpala while police first arrested him and then released him.

“I have taken my brother now to psychiatrist hospital Srinagar for treatment as he had consumed brown sugar,” she said.

“I want to know why this drug peddler was released and why my house was ransacked,” she said, adding, “Indian troops barged into my house, misbehaved and harassed me.”

Separately, the killing of at least 20 Indian army personnel including a colonel and disappearance of 34 others during a face-off with the Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, along the line of actual control (LAC), has reportedly forced the Indian army chief, general MM Naravane, to cancel his planned visit to Pathankot military station in occupied Kashmir.

Earlier, reports had said that the chiefs of three Indian services were expected in a meeting with external affairs minister, S Jaishankar.

This comes after 20 Indian army personnel including a senior rank officer were killed during a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on Monday night.

Interestingly, Indian government as well as the media are trying to hide the embarrassment by deceiving their public that the Chinese troops also suffered some casualties during the face-off. However, China has not endorsed the Indian claim.

Meanwhile, the Indian police have refused to provide security to all sarpanchs who are facing wrath from the Kashmiris for being collaborators of India’s illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir.

Police inspector general (IG), Vijay Kumar, addressing a press conference in Srinagar expressed the inability of the police to provide security to every sarpanch in the present circumstances in IOK.

He said that only those having “imminent threat” will be provided with protection.

The statement comes days after a sarpanch was killed by unknown gunmen in south IOK’s Islamabad district.

“We can’t provide security to every sarpanch. Those with imminent threat or more vulnerable will be provided security,” Kumar said while replying to a query during the news conference. He refrained from further comments.

On June 8, a sarpanch Ajay Pandita was killed by unknown gunmen in Lokbowan area in Islamabad district. He was affiliated with Indian national congress.

Recently, a purported video of a sarpanch from Bomai area of Sopore, announcing her resignation, was circulated on social media.

IG Kumar said, “We have safely shifted the woman sarpanch and her husband, who is also a panch, to a safer place in Srinagar.”

Pertinently, most of the sarpanchs and panchs belonging to different parts of the IOK Valley have been kept in Srinagar under strict security after their election.