Seven injured in Magam clashes
Srinagar: Seven people including a girl were injured in clashes that erupted in Magam area of Budgam district where some army personnel allegedly burnt the picture of QasimSolemani, a former Iranian army commander.
Solemani was an Iranian military officer who was killed in a drone attack at Baghdad International Airport some years back.
Following the incident, people took to streets and clashed with security forces.
Quoting officials, KNO reported that seven persons sustained injuries. They were identified as Dilawar Ahmad Bhat S/o Ali Mohammad R/o YagiporaMagam, who received pellet injury in eye, Gulshan D/o Mohd Maqbool R/o YagiporaMagam, pellet injury in leg, Mohd Yousuf Bhat S/o Gh Hassan R/o YagiporaMagam, pellet injury in leg, Akhtar Hussain Dar S/o Mohd Jaffar Dar R/o BabaporaMagam, suffocation/stampede, Majid Hussain S/o Gh Hassan Malik R/o Sehpora, pellet injury in both limbs, Ubaid Ahmad Mir S/o Altaf Hussain R/o Magam, suffocation/stampede, and Irfana D/o MohdSaffdar Banka R/o Malbuchan, head injury due to fall.
“All the injured were referred to Srinagar for treatment from SDH Magam,” KNO quoted the officials as saying.
However, a police spokesman said that the protest was held after locals alleged that security forces misbehaved with them.
“Today at about 13 00 hrs, people of village MalbuchanMagam held a protest at Magam main chowk alleging that a party of security forces while on patrol in the village Malbuchan misbehaved with locals of the village,” a police statement said.
“Senior police and civil officers visited the spot and talked to the locals. Traffic is restored and the situation is under control. The officers assured the locals that allegations are being enquired into and necessary action, if required, shall be taken accordingly,” it added.