Arrest spree: 50 Kashmir youths arrested in raids

Around 100 youth were still wanted for participating in anti-India and pro-freedom protests


APP July 08, 2015
The families of the arrested youth have been refuting the allegations stating that the detained persons were innocent. STOCK IMAGE

ISLAMABAD:


The arrest spree has created panic among the residents in the downtown areas of Srinagar, Indian Kashmir as Indian police have arrested over 50 youth during house raids in the area.


According to Kashmir Media Service, the police personnel while carrying out day and night raids have forced dozens of youth to go into hiding as police said that around 100 youth were still wanted for participating in anti-India and pro-freedom protests.


An official of police Nowhatta station said, “We have arrested over 50 youths during last some days. All of them are involved in stone pelting while over 100 are still wanted.”


 The families of the arrested youth have been refuting the allegations stating that the detained persons were innocent. “Police raided my house last night and arrested my son who was not involved in any stone pelting incident,” a resident said.


Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2015. 

COMMENTS (2)

pankaj mishra | 5 years ago | Reply such anti national ac tivities like raising foreign flags on our motherland and pelting stones on our soldiers is a criminal offence and it should be dealt strictly.But taking youth under arrest is no solution until entire seperatist leaders are eliminated from sri nagar &Jammu Kashmir.
devindersingh | 5 years ago | Reply Good, first they paid agitation or then govt act now they are hiding cowardly. If they havet guts then why they are on run.its sponsored agitation with 150 rs each paid by hyriyat now this is the only pocket in valley.2000 people can't dictate.sajad lone announced people who want to rise flag of pak.they are free to go.we also said go and join Pakistan. We don't care
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