Patient died after troops stopped ambulance on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, April 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the cancer patient whose ambulance was denied permission by the Indian troops to move on Srinagar-Jammu highway during the movement of CRPF convoy died on the road. The video of the incident surfaced on social media in which an Indian Central Reserve Police Force man is seen denying permission to the ambulance carrying the patient, Abdul Qayoom Banday, and his attendants.

In the video clip, the CRPF man is seen stopping the ambulance while signalling the forces’ vehicles, coming from opposite direction to move. One of the men in the ambulance pleaded the CRPF man to allow them move forward. However, the CRPF man denied the permission. In the video, another man also pleads, “There is a patient inside.” The CRPF man on the highway duty then signals the driver to park the ambulance on the side of the highway which he does.

“The Magistrate was also deployed there but we were not allowed despite having the official permission,” the ambulance driver, Firdous Shah, said. On the other hand, a 40-year-old man, Mohammad Farooq, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Mendhar area of Poonch district. Meanwhile, the curfew continued on the seventh consecutive day, today, in Kishtwar district. The occupation authorities booked a youth, Iijaz Ahmed Butt, under black law, Public Safety Act, in Handwara and shifted him to Kot Bhalwal Jai in Jammu.

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