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Curfew imposed in J&K's Kishtwar after clashes between mob, police

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday imposed curfew in Kishtwar district in Chenab Valley after an attempt to arrest some persons evoked widespread protests and clashes.


Curfew imposed in J&K's Kishtwar after clashes between mob, police

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday imposed curfew in Kishtwar district in Chenab Valley after an attempt to arrest some persons evoked widespread protests and clashes.

Police arrested the three late Saturday night on charges of trying to violate the law and order in the town.

Announcements from mosques on Sunday morning called on civilians to protest against the arrests.

The three youths were recently released after they served their term of detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

"They have been picked up for their anti-social activities," police said.

The PSA is a law applicable in Jammu and Kashmir only under which a person can be detained without a judicial process. The detentions can only be challenged in the state high court.

Notably, hundreds of people have been arrested in Kashmir valley during the current uprising while some were released on bail, other are still languishing in jails. Over 350 persons have been booked under 'lawless law' Public Safety Act.

From Zee News

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