Armed forces raid Central University Boys’ Hostel, physically assault students, allege hostellers

Srinagar: Armed forces on Wednesday night barged into the Boys’ Hostel of the Central University of Kashmir in Ganderbal and beat the students and research scholars “without any reason” resulting in injury of several hostellers, reported Srinagar based daily newspaper Kashmir Reader.

A video that has been shared on social media, shows armed forces brandishing guns moving out of the hostel amid protests and slogans from the students.

The hostellers said that the personnel of the SOG “just raided our hostel without any official procedure” at around 11 pm on Wednesday and started searching the rooms.

As the hostellers objected to the unjustified searches and asked the personnel to first talk to any of the varsity officials, the SOG personnel started beating them with their guns, the hosteller alleged.

Two hostellers, one whom was identified as Rabbani Bashir Dar, an Urdu Research Scholar from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, were grievously injured and have been shifted to SKIMS, Soura for treatment.

After beating the students without any provocation, the hosteller said, the SOG personnel were “cooking up stories that militants had entered the hostel premises”.

The hostellers also alleged that the varsity officials reached to the spot “only after we had shifted the injured students to the hospital”.

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