Kashmir truck driver, cleaner assaulted in Pathankot

Kashmir Times. Dated: 8/26/2021 12:05:39 AM

SRINAGAR, Aug 25: A Kashmiri truck driver and a cleaner were physically assaulted by goons in Pathankot area of Punjab on Tuesday evening.
Last night, while changing their punctured tyre of the vehicle. Some unknown persons surrounded them and demanded money.
Mohammad Aabid Bhat, truck driver from Bijbehara area of Anantnag district told CNS that four to five men came in an auto (Reg Number. PB06AU: 5376) and demanded money from the truck driver.
“They were drunk and threatened to beat us if we did not pay them money. When we refused, they punched us on our faces and stomach.
They also smashed the windows and glasses of the truck, he alleged
He said, somehow, they managed to contact the police, who reached the spot, but by then the “attackers” had left the spot.
Nasir Khuehami, a student activist, tweeted the picture of the injured driver and the damaged truck and sought action against the goons from the Punjab government.
“Requesting Punjab CM @capt_amarinder @CMOPb @RT_MediaAdvPBCM to intervene in this Matter and to take cognizance of such gory incident happened and end suffering like this with Kashmiri people in Punjab and requesting him to book all those who are involved in it,” Khuehami said.
The incident is not a first hate crime against Kashmiris. Four days back, two Kashmiri truckers were beaten up in Himachal Pradesh because the truck was scribbled with ‘Islam zindabad’ on its back side.



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