All across Kashmir Sunday mothers and sisters of arrested youth were seen waiting for hours outside police stations to get their son’s and brother’s released from police stations.
According to reports hundreds of youth have been arrested by police for their alleged involvement in stone pelting. Scores of women were seen waiting outside police stations to meet their dear ones. “My son has been lodged in Saddar police station and the policeman on gate is not allowing me to meet my son,” Afrooza Banoo told CNS. Her daughter expressed the same views. She said that her brother who was arrested by police during nocturnal raid has been lodged in the police station and no police officer is allowing meet my brother.
Station House Officer Saddar police station told CNS that he can’t divulge the information about the arrested youth. “If you want to get details about the total number of youth arrested then you please contact SDPO Saddar police station. I am helpless as I can’t give you the accurate data,” SHO police station Saddar said. Despite repeated attempts Sub Divisional Officer could not be contacted.
Scores of women folk were seen outside Karan Nagar, Maharaja Gunj, Batamaloo, Parimpora, Nowhatta, Safakadal and Khanyar police stations.
“We have arrested 22 boys involved in stone pelting. We are still in search of others who are treat to peace,” a police officer told CNS adding that this time new faces are coming to fore who never were seen indulging in stone pelting.
A police officer from a police station said that although the police have not yet arrested anyone but soon the police is mulling to put dozens of youth behind the bars. “My area remained peaceful during turmoil but we are intending to arrest dozens of youth who as per reports were responsible in instigating people for violence,” a police officer said.
In North Kashmir’s Baramullah, Bandipora and Handwara areas women folk were seen waiting outside police stations. “Policemen on the gate are not allowing us to enter into the police station and we are waiting for like beggars from last 4 hours,” Sumira Akhtar said adding that she is eager to know about the well being of his brother whom police has arrested for his alleged involvement in stone pelting.
Same scenes were seen in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district where dozens of women were seen waiting outside police stations for having a glimpse of their sons and brothers.
“My brother was arrested by Damhal Hanji pora police station Kulgam for his role in stone pelting but I tell you that he was involved as we feel no sorry for that. There is repression everywhere and one must raise his voice against this repression,” Atiqa told CNS adding that she knows her brother is a stone pelter and she has just come to meet him.