Over 50 Kashmiri youth arrested during crackdown

Srinagar, March 12: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops during their continued violent crackdown operations have arrested over 50 youth including women in different areas of the territory.

The troops arrested these youth during house raids and cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch districts during the last two weeks. The residents of these areas said the forces’ personnel during the operations barge into residential houses, harass the inmates, ransack the household goods and arrest youth on fake charges.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, in a statement in Srinagar denounced the arrest spree unleashed by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. He said that the troops had unleashed a reign of terror and were working systematically to inflict mental, physical and emotional damage to the people of Kashmir for their uncompromising and unflinching defiance of illegal occupation by India. »

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