KL Report


Scores of family members mostly women staged a protest outside DC office Baramulla in North Kashmir on Saturday demanding the release of 27 Kashmiri drivers who have been detained by authorities in Pakistan administered Kashmir.

Last month, Authorities in PaK detained 27 Kashmiri drivers and their trucks carrying goods from this side to demand release of their truck driver detained by Kashmir police for allegedly carrying narcotics worth Rs 100 crore.

Police had detained driver of the truck Muhammad Shafiq, son of Abdul Aziz Sarar of Muzaffarabad, who was carrying dry fruits marketed by Al-Fajar Trading Company based in Muzaffarabad.

According to CNS, families of detained Kashmiri drivers assembled outside Deputy Commissioner Office Baramulla and staged massive protest. The protestors urged Indian authorities to ensure the release of their relatives. The children of these detained drivers appealed to the government to take initiative in this regard without any delay.

“India should put an end to this standoff and it should also release the PaK driver so that the PaK authorities would reciprocate positively,” one of the protestors told CNS.

Another woman protestor Razia Bano said that her husband who has been detained in PaK, is not keeping well and he needs regular medicines. “We are worried about this health and safety and want his return at the earliest,” she said.
District administration officials pacified protesters and assured them they will ensure the release of the detained Kashmiri drivers.


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