Women on forefront to get their dear ones released
Srinagar, Mar 10: With nobody coming to their rescue, groups of women, mostly mothers and sisters of the arrested youth, were Sunday seen waiting outside police stations to get their sons and brothers released from the lockups.
Scores of women were seen waiting outside police stations to meet their dear ones. “My son has been lodged in police station Saddar and the policemen on the gate are not allowing me to meet my son,” with tears in her eyes, Afroza Banoo told local news agency CNS. Her daughter Rumisa (name changed) expressed the same views with tearful eyes. She said that her brother who was arrested by police during nocturnal raid has been lodged in the police station Saddar and the cops are not allowing them to see him.
Station House Officer (SHO) police station Saddar told CNS that he can’t divulge the information about the arrested youth. “If you want to get details about the total number of youth arrested you please contact SDPO Saddar police station. I can’t give you the accurate data,” SHO said. Despite repeated attempts SDPO could not be contacted.
Scores of women were seen, in similar circumstances, outside Karan Nagar, Maharaj Gunj, Batamaloo, Parimpora, Nowhatta, Safakadal and Khanyar police stations.
“We have arrested 22 boys involved in stone pelting. We are still in search of others who are a threat to peace,” a police officer told CNS adding this time round new faces are coming to fore who never were seen indulging in stone pelting earlier.
A police officer said many more arrests are in offing as they are still in the process of identifying the “trouble-makers” through various sources. “My area remained peaceful during turmoil but we are intending to arrest the youth who were trying to instigate people for violence,” a police officer said.
In north Kashmir’s Baramulla, Bandipora and Handwara areas also women were seen waiting outside police stations. “Policemen on the gate are not allowing us to enter into the police station and we are waiting here like beggars for past four hours,” Sumira Akhtar said adding she wants to know about her brother who has been arrested by police for stone-pelting.
Same scenes were seen in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district where dozens of women were seen waiting outside police stations for having a glimpse of their sons and brothers.
“My brother was arrested by Damhal Hanjipora police station Kulgam for his role in stone pelting. There is repression everywhere and one must raise his voice against this repression,” Atiqa told CNS adding that she knows her brother is a stone pelter and she has just come to see him. CNS
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