Kulgam 15 Nov (MK):-
A youth from Qaimoh belt of kulgam who is also lone hope of Itoo family has been arrested by forces over charges of stone pelting.
Mudasir Ahmed Itoo son of Ghulam Qadir Itoo who was pursuing B.Phama from a college in Delhi was picked up by Government forces during an nocturnal raid on 8 November from his house.
The 18 year old who had come home after finishing ist semester examinations was arrested when Government forces raided his house in the Qaimoh locality of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The family members said that the family has been disallowed from meeting Mudasir who is detained at Amnoo camp of Kulgam.
“The forces prior to arresting Mudasir also assaulted me and vandalized the property worth tens of thousands of rupees in the dark of the night,” his father Ghulam Qadir.
They also abused the inmates including my wife and five daughters.
Mudasir is the lone brother to five sisters among whom two are married, but they too have returned to their father’s house after their husbands were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act.
Pertinently, Khursheed Ahmad who is survived by two daughters was booked under PSA for his alleged role in the Udhampur Attack in August 2015.
Another relative of Musdasir Itoo named Mubarak Ahmad Wani alias Major Saqib was also booked under PSA earlier in 2018 and has been lodged at Kathua Jail in Jammu.
“Mudasir was a lonely hope to the poor family and his sisters looked forward to him, we sold our household items to send him to Delhi for further studies after his class 12th, but the forces snatched him away from us,” A weeping father said.
Family has requested the concerned authorities to release him immediately as Mudasir is lone bread earner of the family who according to them was also running business in himachal pradesh.
Hundreds of youth have been arrested in South Kashmir in the past month during nocturnal raids.
A senior police official said that mudasir has been arrested over his involvement in stone pelting related incidents