Agha accuses Army of unleashing terror in Budgam

Srinagar: A senior separatist leader from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi Tuesday alleged that Army personnel from Kokar Farm HMT went on rampage in different villages of Soibug area and besides roughing up common people including women caused damage to property worth more than five crore rupees.

 “Some youth hoisted a green flag at Dharmuna area of the district during the evening of August 14 that irked Army men. Scores of armed army personnel right from Bonapora Soibug upto Bagh-e-Seer Check unleashed terror and left a trail of destruction behind them. These Army men from Kokar Farm HMT targeted shops, complexes, residential houses, mosques and government offices,” Hurriyat (G) leader Aga Syed Hasan said.

Aga Syed Hasan said that the shops and residential houses of scores of people including Farooq Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Malik, Abdul Ahad Kashka, Abdul Rehman, Pir Asadullah were completely damaged by the ‘unbridled’ Army personnel while the shopping complex of one Abdul Gani Bhat was ‘looted’ and badly damaged. “Army men even looted the shops. They decamped with the eatables like juice boxes and mustard oil tins,” he said adding that people who came in their way were thrashed mercilessly.

He claimed that Army arrested all but 24 youth and assaulted them physically.

Aga Hasan also condemned the innocent killings at Aripanthan Beerwah Budgam. He said that killing innocent civilians and resorting to unprovoked firing will have serious ramifications. CNS

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