Police assault on nomadic Gujjars on Highway near Chenani

Several nomadic Gujjars were taken to custody by the police while they were escorting their cattle from Jammu to Kashmir Valley on National Highway. The Gujjar activists on the road told Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of NPP that police demanded money on the way and when they refused they were assaulted, their women were beaten by the police of PDP-BJP government on the National Highway. The National Highway has been blocked by the Gujjar’s children and women as they are demanding immediate release of their male members arrested by Udhampur Police. There is no senior male member in the entire caravan as they have been put in police station illegally, unconstitutionally.

SP, Jammu and DC are not available when Prof.Bhim Singh talked to them.

Prof.Bhim Singh have communicated to the Prime Minister, the Governor Shri N.N. Vohra and DG Police to intervene in the matter, take stern action against the police, the compensation to the Gujjar families for illegal arrest so that the innocent Gujjar families which are on their routine movement from Jammu to Srinagar in summer.

Situations tense. No trace of administration. Thousands of tourists and their vehicles stranded on the National Highway between Chenani and Udhampur.