Indian police harass Kashmiris on pretext of coronavirus
SRINAGAR: Indian police personnel are harassing the already besieged people of the territory in the name of measures to prevent spread of coronavirus in occupied Kashmir.
According to reports, a video is circulating on social media, showing an Indian policeman in Sopore area of Baramulla district using abusive language and calling people to stay indoors.
In another video, police personnel can be seen subjecting an old man to torture.
A policeman was removed from duty and charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the video went viral on social media.
“A video was circulated on social media sites where it was alleged that a police personnel was making announcement in an abusive manner. FIR has been lodged and the official has been disengaged forthwith from the department,” police said in a statement.
On Mar 24, the United State, while welcoming the release of former Chief Ministers of Occupied Kashmir, Omar Abdullah and Dr Farooq Abdullah, had urged the Indian government to release all Kashmiri political leaders.
The statement of Acting Assistant US Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, had come a day after National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah was released following charges under draconian law, Public Safety Act.
The Acting Assistant US Secretary of State had also urged the Indian government to fully restore internet services in occupied Kashmir.