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Villagers in Budgam's Nasrullah Pora had gathered at a mosque last Friday, and the police arrived to disperse them. By that night, their property had been destroyed.
An Mi-17 aircraft in Kashmir's Budgam was shot down in friendly fire on the morning of 27 February when Indian and Pakistani air forces were engaged in a dogfight in Balakot.
Since the abrogation of Article 370, Kashmiris have been borrowing from lessons learnt in 2010 and 2014, and perfected during 2016 unrest.
Court of Inquiry finds crash was result of system failure. Two officers — chief operations officer and senior air traffic control officer — found at fault.
The IAF chopper was shot down in Budgam in ‘friendly fire’, killing six personnel. The Court of Inquiry report could be submitted by early July.
A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.
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Residents of Gariend Kalan, where the IAF Mi-17 V-5 crashed, say men in uniform took away parts of the chopper from the crash site and its vicinity.
Despite bad roads & chronic power shortage, the mood in Budgam is marked by political indifference after 8 young men were killed in 2017 during bypoll voting.
The soldier, who was home on vacation, was taken away from the house, his family told police.
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