Following protests against targeting civilians, armed forces damage civilian property in Soura

24-year-old civilian was critically injured in armed forces action at Soura on June 16

Srinagar: The armed forces resorted to vandalism and broke cars and windows of houses in the evening, on Tuesday, in the outskirts of Srinagar. In the Soura locality of Srinagar, many civilians alleged that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) entered residential colonies and damaged properties.

Talking to Free Press Kashmir, an eye-witness whose car was damaged said, “After the CRPF was confronted by protesters on the main road, they entered the colony to vent out their anger. My car was outside and they damaged it as well.”

The vandalism comes in the aftermath of a 24-year-old civilian being critically injured in armed forces action at Soura on June 16.

A spontaneous shutdown was being observed in Soura and it’s adjoining areas for the fourth consecutive day following the incident.

The civilian has been identified as Abdul Majeed Dar belonging to Anchar area of soura. Dar was shot with metal pellets in his head during clashes with the armed forces. Dar has since been battling for life at SKIMS.


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