Arrest spree: South Kashmir’s Shopian shuts for 3rd consecutive day

Shopian: A shutdown is being observed for the 3rd consecutive day South Kashmir’s Shopian district today against the arrest of two youth.

Two youth from Bona Bazar area of the district were arrested 3 days ago during a night raid.

Police claim the duo is involved in stone-pelting incidents, a claim refuted by locals.

The arrests had sparked violent protests and clashes in the town while a youth had suffered critical pellet injuries.

All the shops and business establishments are shut while transport is off the roads.

Since January 24, the town has remained open for two days only.

Five civilians and two militants lost there lives in the district this year.

 

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