14 youths detained during night raids in Pulwama

At least 14 youths were picked by government forces at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday night.

A police official said that at around 11:30 p.m forces raided several residential houses in Ratnipora village of the district and detained 14 youths for allegedly taking part in separatist protests.

Local residents identified the arrested youth as Towseef Ahmad Mir, Mir Anees, Shahid Ali, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Umar Hamid, Jameel Lone, Shakeel Ahmad Mir, Mudasir Ahmad Ganie, Shameem Ahmad Wagay, Nisar Ahmad Rather, Waseem Rashid Ganie, Reyaz Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Yaqoob Mir and Shabir Ahmad Shergojri.