Sunday, May 24, 2009

Custodial Death

15 hurt in Alucha Bagh, Maisuma clashes

Rising Kashmir News
Srinagar, May 19: At least 15 protestors were injured in police action at Alucha Bagh and Maisuma on Tuesday when people came out roads to protest against the alleged custodial death of a 40-year old civilian.
On Monday, father of three Manzoor Ahmad Beigh son of late Abdul Ahad Beigh of Beigh Mohalla, Alucha Bagh was picked up by SOG personnel and later shifted to SMHS hospital, where he was declared “brought dead”. 
The incident has evoked resentment from the locals, who are demanding action against the SOG personnel involved in the killing. 
For the second day in succession, hundreds of youth took to roads at Alucha Bagh and staged anti-SOG demonstrations. Raising pro-freedom, anti-India and anti-SOG slogans, the protesting youth were demanding action against the guilty SOG personnel. The police and CRPF personnel, who were deployed in strength in the area fired tear smoke shells and resorted to baton charge to disperse the agitating people. At least eight persons suffered minor injuries during the clashes, which continued for few hours.  
During the clashes, the vehicular movement on the main road was disrupted.
The youth also took to roads at Maisuma to protest against the killings. The protestors tried to stage a rally but were intercepted by cops, who fired tear smoke shells and resorted to heavy baton charge to disperse the agitating youth. At least seven persons were injured in the ensuing ding dong clashes.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Hurriyat (M) led by Shahidul Islam and Javed Mir visited the residence of deceased at Alucha Bagh. They strongly condemned the killing and demanded end to the human rights violations being committed by troopers in the State. 
Meanwhile, shops and business establishments remained closed in Alucha Bagh, Hari Singh High Street and adjoining area as a mark of protest against the custodial death of Manzoor.

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