#Day105: Baramulla Back To 90s; Second Crackdown In One Week



Crackdown and Parade during 1990s.
Crackdown and Parade during 1990s.

The armed forces have launched a massive crackdown in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. This is second time that armed forces launched such a raid in the district in last one week.

Local sources said that as people woke up this early morning in Old Town, heavy contingents of Rashtriya Rifles, police and CRPF had already cordoned the area.

“It is same operation like what they did last time,” a local said.

The forces had arrested at least forty four persons when they launched house-to-house search operation in Old Town on October 17, 2016 (Monday). The crackdown lasted for around 12 hours during which thousands of men in uniform raided the town. They had blocked the two bridged as well.

“The search operation is being carried out in Suhail Colony, Eidgah Qadeem, Drangbal,” locals said.

“People are stuck in their homes as we are not being allowed to come out,” they said. “The dark days of 1990s are back.”

Reports said that arrests were made during the search operation but it could not be immediately confirmed.

The locals had said that the crackdown launched by the armed forced on last Monday was first time in last fifteen years.

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