8 youth arrested in south Kashmir’s Shopian in nocturnal raid

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Shopian: At least eight youth have been arrested by government forces in a nocturnal raid in this south Kashmir district.

Around 2:00 am, government forces appeared in Darshalnoo village here and laid a cordon around a cluster of houses, locals told Kashmir Reader Thursday.

The villagers were ordered to come out of their houses and then forces identified eight youth from a list and detained them, they said.

The families arrested the detained youth as Nawaz Ahmad Dar, Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, Jahangir Ahmad Mir, Bilal Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Dar, Asif Ahmad Paul, Zefan Fayaz and Muzamil Ahmad Sheikh.