Elderly Sikh couple harassed in Srinagar
An elderly Sikh couple has alleged harassment at the hands of land grabbers. They say they are being threatened to vacate their house in Srinagar. HT Correspondent reports.india Updated: Jun 15, 2009 00:00 IST
An elderly Sikh couple has alleged harassment at the hands of land grabbers. They say they are being threatened to vacate their house in Srinagar.
Gajinder Singh Mann (76) and his wife Harbajan Kaur (73) said they bought the house two decades ago from its original owner in September 1989.
Talking to HT over phone, Mann said, “On Saturday evening some women entered our house followed by a few men and Amin Dar. He claims to be the owner of the house.”
“I am feeling threatened with the way things are happening here.”
The former president of the Srinagar Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and also president of Shiromani Akali Dal in Srinagar, Mann said, “We felt helpless, as we didn’t know how to tackle the crisis.”
They stay alone as their two sons live outside the Valley.
He said the harassment started about a-year-and-half ago when Dar told him to vacate the house. Mann said he had lodged a complaint with Raj Bagh police station then.
“But it seems no action was taken, as the way the same people started visiting my house again,” he said.
Kashmir Inspector General of Police B Srinivas said he was aware of the case and the police were taking care of the whole situation.
First Published: Jun 14, 2009 23:59 IST