Defence spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia told that they are ascertaining the details of the incident
Srinagar, Oct 13 : Angered by alleged thrashing of two local youth by the army, Rawalpora residents came on streets and staged a massive protest against what they called high handedness of the men in uniform.
Local told news agency that two local youth riding a bike were stopped by the army personnel and were beaten mercilessly which angered the locals.
Subsequently men and women including children came on Sanat Nagar Rangreth road and erected roadblocks to stop the traffic. They raised slogans against the forces personnel, alleging that harassing common people in the name of regulating traffic has become a routine for them.
The protest resulted in a huge traffic jam on either side with long queues of vehicles waiting for the protest to end for hours.
Meanwhile, no military traffic was seen on the route seemingly as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident, however concerned army Commandant arrived at the scene, along with police officials to pacify the protestors.
The protest and road block was on till reports last came in.