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Protests erupt in Srinagar’s Rawalpora area after army soldiers thrash two youth

Massive protests rocked Rawalpora area of Srinagar outskirts after soldiers deployed on the road allegedly thrashed two local youth without any reason.

Locals of the area have now blocked the road at main chowk Rawalpora against the incident.

Residents of the area said that two youth identified as Shahid Ahad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad and Aqib Ashraf Dar son of Muhammad Ashraf Dar, both residents of Rawalpora, were beaten by the soldiers deployed near the Rawalpora bridge.

“We are protesting against the unjustified thrashing of our boys. We want action against the soldiers who beat up our children mercilessly,” the protesting locals said. They said while Aqib has sustained injury in his leg and foot, Shahid has cervical injury. “Both have been shifted to hospital for treatment,” they said.

Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that army is ascertaining the details of the incident—(KNO)

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