- Geelani expressed concern over data collection.
- APHC Flays Indian Indian army Chief statement.
- Protest in Barzulla against Police atrocities.
The residents of Bandipora, Baramulla and Badgam districts disclosed to media persons that the army men were collecting information about the locals. The information includes names of people in a particular household, their professions, age and other details, they said.
A group of residents from Badgam localities, where army men had conducted the exercise, said that they were asked to fill the forms furnished by the troops. They stated that the forms were being handed over to the village heads, who in turn were asking people to fill them as soon as possible. “The troops asked us to fill in all the details including our cell-phone numbers,” they added.
The residents of Baramulla said, it is for the first time they have been asked to fill such forms. “We have never seen army taking such details before,” they added.
Hurriyet-G Chairman Syed Ali Geelani in a statement expressed concern over the collection of information about the residents of Bandipora, Baramulla and Badgam districts by the Indian army saying that there was virtually an army rule in the territory.
Meanwhile APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar, today said that Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh statement betrayed India’s intention to continue its policy of suppressing Kashmiri’s liberation movement by dint of brute force and military might. The statement added that the people of Kashmir were facing miseries due to the presence of Indian troops enjoying immunity under Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
Scores of people including students were injured when Indian police resorted to brute force on a demonstration protesting against the police atrocities on the residents of Barzulla in Srinagar. Indian police personnel had barged into the house of one Ghulam Muhammad Baig subjecting his son to severe torture.
With Inputs from KMS/INP