Khudwani locals accuse forces of vandalism

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Kulgam, Aug 2: The locals from Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district alleged that government forces unleashed a reign of terror on Wednesday night and damaged property worth lakhs.
The locals said that forces not only vandalized their houses but also damaged parked vehicles and thrashed people who came in their way.
“Whenever there is a protest during day hours, the Forces target locals in late hours. This has become a routine for forces personnel to damage property. It seems they seek pleasure in it,” said an angry local wishing not to be names.
The locals said that they know no action will be initiated against these forces personnel but yet they register their protest. “There are live videos and scores of them are on internet showing how unbridled Forces personnel damaging property and ransacking houses, but till date no action was taken against them,” said the locals.
Pertinently, shutdown was observed in the area on Wednesday to protest the detention of seven students during clashes with the government forces.
Clashes had erupted in Khudwani following a bank heist in nearby Qaimoh area. (CNS)