Arrests Precautionary, Youth Will Be Released As Situation Improves: MoS Home


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Dismissing reports that curfew was re-imposed in several parts of the Srinagar city and other areas, Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo said the situation across remained under control ‘baring few stray incidents’.

“No curfew was imposed anywhere in the valley. These reports are baseless. Leaving minor incidents here and there, overall situation remained peaceful”, said Kichloo while talking to a local news agency KNS. He said no major untoward incidents were reported from any part of the Kashmir valley.

Regarding detention of hundreds of youth by police across the valley, the minister assured that the youth would be released as soon as situation improves. “These (arrests) are a part of precautionary measures and the youth will be released shortly. We hope the situation improves soon so that they could be released”, the minister added.

Kichloo denied reports that restrictions had been placed on movement of the family members of Afzal Guru. “There are no restrictions on movement of family members and many people have been visiting them. Nobody has been stopped from visiting them”, the minister added. However, he said police personnel deployed in the area were meant to prevent any untoward incidents ‘as a precautionary measure’.

Hailing people for maintaining peace in the valley, Kichloo appealed people to cooperate in maintenance of peace.


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