Kishtwar: As many as 18 people have been booked in Chenab Valley areas for participating in a demonstration on Eid-ul-Azha, which expressed solidarity with Kashmiris and condemned the killings of Kashmiri youths and use of brute force to crush the raging anti-India uprising.
The booked people include two government teachers and clerics from Kishtwar. Charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and breach of peace have been slapped on them at Kishtwar police station after a duty magistrate submitted report accusing them of “vitiating peace and harmony and shouting anti-India slogans”.
Some of those named in the FIR are Imam Umar of Mollah Masjid, senior resistance leader Abdul Qayoom Mattoo and Imam of Bunastan Masjid Qari Manzoor Ahmed Ganaie and Saif-ud-Baghwan, a resident of Baghwan Mohallah, Kishtwar.
Both Molvi Abdul Qayoom Mattoo and Saif-ud-Din Baghwan have figured in the five FIRs registered by the Kishtwar police during the past two months on charges of pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and pro-Burhan Wani slogans.
The FIR said that during a traditional march after Eid prayers
from Chowghan ground, Kishtwar, towards Ziyarat Shah Mohammad
Fareed-ud-Din Baghdadi (RA), a “few miscreants resorted to pro-freedom and anti-India sloganeering with an attempt to provoke the youths and to vitiate peaceful atmosphere.”
“The accused have only been booked and not arrested yet. They will be arrested shortly,” said a police official. (CNS)