Protest in Budgam against arrest of 6 youth mostly minors » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, May 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, residents of Soibug in central Kashmir’s Budgam district staged a protest demonstration against the arrest of six youth, mostly minors, by Indian forces.

Women and men assembled in front of the Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles camp in Daharmuma and staged a protest against the detention of their relatives.

The protesters were demanding early release of their kith and kin who were arrested on Friday following clashes between the troops and locals of the area.

Shazia Akther, a relative of one of the detainees, told media that her 11 years old brother was picked up by the army on Friday. Following the protests, she said, “Six youths, most of whom are minors, have been picked up by the army men and detained in the camp.”

Another woman speaking with moistened eyes said, “Our kids are minors and have been detained at the army camp, but army officers are constantly refusing to give any information about them.”
A youth said, “We have been standing here since morning, but no one is paying any heed to our pleas.”

A senior police official told media that the youth had been placed behind bars on the charge of stone pelting.

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