Ganderbal Hamlet Shuts Against Detention of Kashmiri Youth by NIA



The detention of a Kashmir youth by National Investigating Agency (NIA) in New Delhi sparked a spontaneous shutdown in Preng area of Kangan tehsil in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday.

Azhar is accused of having alleged links with so-called “Islamic State”.

Kashmir youth Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam (23 ) who hails from Preng Kangan was detained along with Adnan Hussain from Karnataka and Muhammad Farhan from Maharashtra at Indira Gandhi International Airport after they were deported from the United Arab Emirates.

Azhar-ul-Islam and two other youth were produced before a Delhi court, which remanded them in 10 days’ NIA custody. His family claimed that he is innocent and had gone to UAE to support his family financially. All the shops and business establishments remained shut in Preng to protest the detention of the Azhar. The locals demanded his release saying that he was never affiliated with any militant organization.


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