Two special police officers in Kashmir resign after threats of dire consequences

| Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:12
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2 special police officers in Kashmir resign | Photo: A file picture of Kashmir

New Delhi: Two special police officers on Tuesday publically announced their resignations from police department in Sopore, town of Kashmir's Baramulla district.
As per reports, the two officers, Firdous Ahmed and Waseem Ahmed Sheikh, announced their resignation in a public rally amidst pro-azadi slogans at Behrampora village of Sopore. This was the consequence of threat that was given by the local people to the policemen to quit or face dire consequences.
Mr. Ahmad said, "I'm resigning because my house was attacked by people. I'm no more with the police. I have resigned. I'm the sole breadwinner of my family. I have decided to quit and I want tell the people that I have nothing to with police."
This is the first time since the Kashmir unrest that began on July 8 that cops resigned under pressure. People in several areas have threatened the policemen.
Earlier, a family member of the police officer had approached Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani to seek forgiveness for their son who was accused of firing pellets on the protestors at Che village of Bijbhera of South Kashmir.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, curfew was lifted from most of the area in Kashmir after the long span of 45 days.  However, the normal life in the valley still remains affected due to restrictions and strike that have been going since the last 46 days following the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

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