Nocturnal raids continue, 12 more arrested in Pulwama village

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The nocturnal raids continue in southern parts of Kashmir with at least 12 youth being arrested during a night raid in Arihal village of Pulwamafor alleged involvement in stone-throwing protests.

Reports revealed that that police raided the village during the night and arrested at least a dozen youth.

In this file photo people protesting against nocturnal raids in Pulwama.

Last week police arrested more than 5 dozen youth from several villages of the district. Nocturnal raids were also conducted in Kulgam also last week.

The joint resistance leadership has come down heavily on the administration for arresting youth during nocturnal raids. The trio consisting of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have termed it as “State terrorism”.

Meanwhile, life returned to normal in the Pulwama district on Thursday after three days of consecutive shutdown over the killing of two militants in Padgampora village last weekend.

All shops and other business establishments opened early Thursday. Public transport was seen plying after three days.

Two militants – Rayees Kachroo of Belov Pulwama and Farooq Hurra of Shopian were killed in an ambush in Padgampora on Sunday.

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