SRINAGAR Police Monday reportedly stormed a seminary cum orphanage in Hyder Pora locality in uptown during clashes in the area.
Police raided Ashraful-ul-Uloom one of the most peace-loving and respected educational institutions in the area and beat up inmates, residents alleged.
Witnesses said following stone pelting in nearby area, the police and paramilitary personnel forced their entry into the seminary firing teargas shells though the institution had nothing do to with the situation outside.
Witnesses alleged the cops ruthlessly beat elderly Haji Abdul Rashid Shah and Mufti Showkat who leads prayers at nearby Masjid Ibrahim at Hyder Pora.
Bilal Ahmed Mir son of Ali Muhammad Mir, a staffer at the seminary was whisked away by the cops, they said.
Residents have sought an inquiry into what they called an uncalled for action of the bullish cops. Attacking an institution of repute and hurting sentiments can never seen as act of counter-insurgency. We demand an inquiry, the locals said.
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