Protest strike in Khrew, Bhaderwah against killings, arrests
Srinagar, August 02 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Khrew township of Pulwama district to mark the third death anniversary of eight persons killed by Indian police and Central Reserve Police Force in 2010.
Pro-freedom protests were also held in the town. On August 01 in 2010, eight people of the village were killed by the Indian forces while five others died after the ammunition exploded in the police station. Amid pro-freedom slogans they marched through the town and finally reached the graveyard where the deceased are laid to rest. Reports said that the huge number of people offered Fateh to the martyred youth.
Meanwhile, the people in Bhaderwah observed complete shutdown in protest against the arrest of youth by the police. The city remained tense after the arrest of some youth after being slapped stringent charges against them.
Anjuman Islamia Bhaderwah in a statement said that the all arrested boys were innocent and demanded their release without any further delay.
The Anjuman Islamia Bhaderwah, yesterday, gave an ultimatum to the district administration for release of the youth or face an indefinite strike.
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