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Lone son behind bars, family in distress

Lone son behind bars, family in distress
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Kulgam: A family from Qaimoh belt of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district is in distress as the lone hope of the family, their son, has been arrested on the charges of stone pelting
Mudasir Ahmed Itoo, son of Ghulam Qadir Itoo who was pursuing B.Pharma from a college in Delhi was picked up by the forces during an nocturnal raid on November 08 from his house.
The 18-year-old who had come home after finishing 1st semester examinations was arrested when forces raided his house in Qaimoh locality of Kulgam district.
The family members said that the family was disallowed from meeting their son, who according to them is languishing at Amnoo camp of Kulgam.
“The forces prior to arresting Mudasir also assaulted me and vandalized the property worth thousands of rupees in the dark of the night,” his father Ghulam Qadir said.
They also abused the inmates including his wife and five daughters.
Mudasir is the only male in his household apart from his father, says a relative.
“Among his five sisters two were married but they too have shifted to their parents house as their husbands too have been booked under PSA on charges of stone pelting,” he said.
Pertinently, Mudasir’s brother in law, Khursheed Ahmad who is survived by two daughters was booked under PSA for his alleged role in the Udhampur attack in August 2015.
Another brother-in-law of Musdasir, Mubarak Ahmad Wani alias Major Saqib was also booked under PSA earlier in 2018 and is lodged at Kathua Jail in Jammu.
“Mudasir the sole hope to the poor family. We sold our household items to send him to Delhi for studies after he passed class 12th, but the forces snatched him away from us,” his father said.
The family urged the concerned authorities to release him immediately as Mudasir is lone bread earner of the family who according to them was also running a business in Himachal Pradesh.
Notably, hundreds of youth have been arrested in South Kashmir in the past month during nocturnal raids.
Meanwhile, a senior police official said that Mudasir was arrested over his involvement in stone pelting.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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