Many youth detained in Pulwama, Shopian villages
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Many youth detained in Pulwama, Shopian villages

In the run up to municipal elections, several persons have been arrested by government forces during a string of raids on several villages of Pulwama and Shopian districts in the past two days, locals said.

In the run up to municipal elections, several persons have been arrested by government forces during a string of raids on several villages of Pulwama and Shopian districts in the past two days, locals said.

The residents said the forces raided Rahmoo, Karmabad, Muran and other places in and around the Pulwama town and picked up many persons. Locals identified some of the detainees as Arshad Sofi, Muzamil Ahmad, Raju, ManzoorAhmad, Yawar, Aqib Ahmad, Majid and Azeez Pir.

Meanwhile, according to a police official, several persons were detained during nocturnal raids on Tuesday and Wednesday at Heff, Wachi and Maldair villages of Shopian district.

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