Being teenage has become biggest crime in IOK

Srinagar, November 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, reports coming out from the internet-restricted Kashmir valley suggest that Indian forces’ personnel roam in plainclothes in private vehicles and arrest any teenage boy seen outside his house as if being a teenager has become the biggest crime in the territory.

The families of the boys being detained by Indian forces have approached the media in Srinagar to share the ordeal. They said that the authorities are not only picking up their children but are also making them pay for the meals, served to their wards in custody. At least five families in a Srinagar locality said that police personnel in civvies were picking up children, aged 14 to 16 years, bundling them into private vehicles and taking them to police stations.

The forces, the families said, are driving around the residential neighbourhoods of Srinagar in the private vehicles to scout for juveniles roaming around their homes. Three of the juveniles, who were released, told media that not only were they detained for over a week but also tortured during their time in the police lock-ups.

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Kashmir Media Service
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