Published On: Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019

150 Kashmiris linked with JeI arrested in Valley

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Jammu and Kashmir police arrested more than 100 people Saturday in continued crackdown on Kashmiri separatists in Kashmir valley amid the country is awaiting for the hearing on Article 35A with bated breath.

Kashmiris, Valley

Security forces carried out nocturnal raids during the night of February 22-23 and suspects linked with Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), a part of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, were detained.

TeH is an umbrella organization of separatists.

Sources said the raids were conducted on many houses by J&K police and other forces. Dozens of central and district level leaders were detained. Choppers were seen hovering over Srinagar. Officers have been asked to identify people associated with the Jamaat and Hurriyat.

The arrested leaders include JeI chief Abdul Hamid Fayaz, Advocate Zahid Ali (spokesperson), Ghulam Qadir Lone (former secretary general), Abdur Rouf (Ameer, Zila Islamabad), Mudasir Ahmad (Ameer, Pahalgam Tehsil), Abdul Salam (Dialgam), Bakhtawar Ahmad (Dialgam), Mohammad Hayat (Tral), Bilal Ahmad (Chadoora), Ghulam Mohammad Dar (Chak Sangran).

Hearing of Article 35A is scheduled on February 25, Monday, in Supreme Court. Under it Kashmiris enjoy special rights and privileges.

Earlier this week, acting on specific information, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora area of Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, and killed two unidentified terrorists in an encounter.

According to Jammu and Kashmir police arms and ammunition were recovered from the site.

Identities and affiliations of the two militants are still being ascertained.

A Srinagar-based police spokesman said, “Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of encounter.”

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