Arresting youth will lead to more violence: JKDFP

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SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly condemned the arrest of six youths, three each from Kakapora and Samboora areas of Pulwama district, by police during night raids.
In a statement, a JKDFP spokesperson said that night raids have become a nuisance in valley as “the men in uniform barge into any residential house and arrest youth, disrespect elders and women and even beat them”.
He said such a situation will only lead to violence as youth find no alternative to such acts of “state terrorism”.
He said that dozens of youths have been lodged in different police stations and efforts are on to book them in “fabricated” cases. “This policy has already demolished the educational career of hundreds of Kashmiri youths and police are trying to add more and more to the long list,” he said.
The JKDFP spokesperson appealed the High Commissioner of Human Rights Council of United Nations to implement his recommendations put forth in the recent report about Kashmir so that the “ongoing human rights violations” are stopped.
Meanwhile, senior JKDFP leader Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar led a party delegation to Sopat, in Qazigund to express solidarity with the family of slain militant Shakoor Ahmad Dar.
“The delegation was told that the brother of Shaheed Shakoor Ahmad is undergoing detention since long and is suffering from a dreaded disease,” the spokesperson said.