Crackdown On MMM, 2 Arrested, Raids On

KL Report

Srinagar

Police has started a crackdown on ‘Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawrat’ (MMM), to stop it from issuing any further protest calendars. Two of its members have been arrested and the raids are on to arrest others.

MMM, was formed by the separatist parties and amalgams in the last week of February to chalk out a ‘joint strategy’ to seek the mortal remains of Afzal Guru, parliament attack convict hanged and buried in Tihar jail on February 9.

Police arrested Ghulam Nabi Zaki of Sopore and Ghulam Mohammad Nago. Zaki and Nago were representing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Aga Syed Hassan respectively in the MMM. However, sources revealed that both Mirwaiz and Agha Hassan have nominated two new representatives for the MMM immediatley after the arrest of Zaki and Nago.

Sources told Kashmir Life that police raided dozens of residential house since Thursday evening to find out the remaining members of MMM. These include advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, deputy chairman of JKLF. “Bhat’s residence was raided a number of times during last 48 hours,” a JKLF spokesman said.

According to sources the MMM is comprised of eleven members. They include the representatives of Hurriyat (G), Hurriyat (M), JKLF, Jamaat-e-Islami, Bar Association and Dukhtaran-e-Millat.

Police sources revealed that the decision to arrest MMM members was taken in a meeting on Wednesday evening. They added that the main aim is to stop further calendars from MMM.

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