Indian troops crackdown against youth in occupied Kashmir, over a dozen arrested

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Indian troops crackdown against youth in occupied Kashmir, over a dozen arrested

ISLAMABAD: Indian police arrested over a dozen youth including a student in Pulwama and Poonch districts.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) ,the police arrested over a dozen youth from Gangoo, Pirchu, Malikpora, Dalipora, Dangarpora and other places during nocturnal raids in Pulwama district.

These youth as per the police were arrested for taking part in anti-India and pro-freedom demonstrations.

The family members of the youth said that they were innocent. “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.

On the other hand, Indian troops arrested a 17-year-old student from Mendhar area of Poonch district. The troops also arrested his father, a teacher by profession.

Meanwhile, a Kashmiri student from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has gone missing from his college in Noida city of Uttar Pradesh state in India, his family said.

The student, Syed Basit Hassan, went missing on December 13 from a Noida college where he was pursuing BBA for the past two and a half years.