Kashmir lecturer’s killing: Army says raids not sanctioned, such acts won’t be tolerated

Shabir Ahmad Monga, a lecturer, was killed and 18 others sustained injuries when they were thrashed by army personnel who were conducting nocturnal raids to arrest stone pelters in the area.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: August 19, 2016 6:45 pm
A security jawan stands guard during night curfew in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on Sunday. (PTI Photo) Shabir Ahmad Monga, a lecturer, was killed and 18 others sustained injuries when they were thrashed by army personnel who were conducting nocturnal raids to arrest stone pelters in the area. (File Photo)

Amid the outrage in Kashmir, Army Friday said actions by its soldiers, like the one in which a lecturer was killed, will not be tolerated. “These raids were not sanctioned in the first place. It is unjustified. Nobody can support it and it will not be tolerated,” Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda told reporters here.

He said an inquiry has been ordered into the incident that took place during the intervening night of August 17 and 18 in Khrew area of Pulwama district. Shabir Ahmad Monga, a lecturer, was killed and 18 others sustained injuries when they were thrashed by army personnel who were conducting nocturnal raids to arrest stone pelters in the area.

Asked about the circumstances that led to the incident, the army commander said according to the information he has, the troops came under stone pelting by the mobs. “The instructions are there to exercise maximum restraint but these are difficult times. The security forces are facing tough times and sometimes things get out of hand,” he added.

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The J&K government registered a case of murder against the “Army and others” on Thursday. Residents of Sharshali said scores were injured when the Army personnel entered the village Wednesday night and hit people with “rods and planks with nails”.

Lecturer Shabir Ahmad Mango, among those taken away by the Army personnel, was brought dead to Pampore hospital early Thursday.
Block Medical Officer Dr Saba told The Indian Express: “He (Shabir) was brought here by police at 5.30 in the morning. He was brought dead. He had external injuries on the face and chest.”

Abdul Majeed, a resident of Sharshali, said Army personnel came to the village Wednesday night. “It was around 10.30 pm when Army vehicles entered our village from different directions. The men entered every house. They were also carrying rods and planks with nails. Anyone who came in their way was beaten up.”

With inputs from Basharaat Masood, Mir Ehsan

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    Citizen
    Aug 20, 2016 at 5:48 am
    From where did this militancy gets AK 47 ,grenade,etc. It is clear that stan is spending huge amount of money to create instability in the Kashmir valley.
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      Chandu Shah
      Aug 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm
      Name me one place where there Islam there is peace. Everyday you are killing each other
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        Ramanathan.Venugopal
        Aug 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm
        Freedom to Kashmere.lt;br/gt;Else no peace in India.
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          Yakobi
          Aug 19, 2016 at 4:57 pm
          Just heard from hin du crooked mouth of hi ndu terrorist by faith Mo di, and w world knows more them 20 freedom from hind uism terrorism by faith movements in land of hind uism racism , a crime against humanity, by the natives of the land, fabricated to be called bahart.
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            Yakobi
            Aug 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm
            There is no five point, neither of three, nor of any other but, one point agenda, stop hindrance to truth hind uism terro rism against citizens of Kashmir, and end your hin du criminal occupation of the land, or be treated as a, hin du terro rist deserve to be treated, with dose of hind uism terro rism, to have peace on earth because, there is no good hindu terrorist but a, dead hin du terrorist by faith on a payer of fire, to be late dinner for his hin du be ast self centered man god agori.
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              Vinod
              Aug 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm
              What Indian Army says is not true. It was covertly sanctioned by Army. Indian fools are digesting the KRAP.
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                Balu
                Aug 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm
                Armed Fkkers and speciality Perverts in Action(AFSPA).
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                  Balu
                  Aug 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm
                  Withdraw brutal army right now.
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