Sopore, Bandipora shut against detention of youth

KL Report

SRINAGAR

North Kashmir’s Sopore town is observing a shutdown on Friday while armed forces have put in place restrictions in parts of the area.

Police sources said that in parts of Sopore restrictions have been put in place to maintain law and order.

Locals said that police arrested many youngsters before Lok Sabha election and the number went to dozens in recent days before North Kashmir went to polls on Wednesday.

They added that the people of the area are demanding release of the youth.

“People are protesting against the continuous detention of the youth who were arrested before and after the polls,” locals said. The business establishments and shops are closed while business has resumed in Sopore bus stand.

Pertinently, Sopore was shut on Thursday and people were demanding the release of the youth.

The area witnessed stone pelting incidents in Kralteng, Muslim Peer, Khushall Matoo, Main Chowk localities.

Meanwhile, the main Bandipora township in North Kashmir is also observing complete shutdown today to protest against the detention of about a dozen youth in the area.

The youth were detained from last few days ahead of elections on May 7.

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