Pulwama: Government forces apprehended over a dozen youth from multiple locations of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district during nocturnal raids.
These youth, according to police, have been arrested on charges of stone-pelting.
Eyewitnesses said that government forces conducted night raids in Gangoo, Prichoo, Malikpora, Dalipora, Dangerpora and other places of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. During the raids, over a dozen people were arrested.
The family members of these youth said that they are innocent and have nothing to do with stone-pelting incidents.
“Their only fault is that they participated in a peaceful procession organized to condemn civilian killings in the district,” said a relative of one of the arrested youth.
A police official said that all the arrested youth are involved in stone-pelting. “More arrests will follow in the district,” he added. (CNS)