Tral Fortified, Alam Shifted to Budgam, Many Others House Arrested

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Authorities have put in place severe restrictions in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district from early Friday. People were expected to assemble in the South Kashmir town to protest against the killing of two youth in army firing.

Pertinently, two youth were killed in army action last Monday in Kamla forests of Tral area. Army had said that one of the killed youth Khalid Muzaffar, who is also the brother of HM militant Burhan, was Over Ground Worker of HM while another youth Younis Ganai was an active militant.

Reports reaching Kashmir Life said that heavy deployment of armed forces is in place in Tral and its adjoining areas. They said that it is curfew-like situation in Tral today.

Meanwhile, after being arrested over “waving Pakistani Flag” in a rally to receive Geelani on his return from New Delhi on Wednesday, senior Hurriyat (G) leader Masrat Alam Bhat has been shifted to Budgam police station.

Reports said that since a case against Masarat Alam along with Syed Ali Geelani and Peer Saifullah stands registered in Police station Budgam, he was shifted from Shaheed Gunj, Srinagar to Budgam.

Police sources, reports as having quoted them, said that Masarat will be produced before a court later in the day. Alam was arrested from his old town residence early Friday.

Police have also arrested Hurriyat (JK) leader, Mushtaq-Ul-Islam, a Hurriyat (JK) spokesperson said. Hurriyat (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani, Ashraf Sehrai, Hurriyat (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Hurriyat (JK) leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Khan have been house arrested.

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