Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day in south Kashmir ’s Pulwama district on Saturday against the random arrest o f youth.
Reports said that fearing protests on the first death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru, police have arrested at least 28 youth during nocturnal raids in different areas of Pulwama.
Reports said that people in Pulwama district observed a complete shutdown against the random arrests of youth. Shops, tutorial institutions, and business establishments remained c losed while traffic was off from the road.
People alleged that police randomly raided the houses during the dead of night and arrested various y outh.
Confirming the arrest of some youth, a police official said that all the arrested youth were involved in stone-pelting incidents. “Some of them are likely to be released after two days,” he said.
Some of the arrested youth have been identified as Amir Hansan Ganaie, Amir Bashir residents of Nadeem Ahmed Bhat, Raju Hajam, Muhammad Amir Mir, residents of Karimabad, Muhammad Abrar (Rajpora), Manzoor Ahmed Lone (Lelhar), Imtiyaz Ahmed, Javid Ahmed, Bilal Ahmed Lone and Nazir Ahmed Wagary all residents of Kakapora Pulwama.