Ahead Of August 15, Several Pro-Freedom Leaders Arrested

Srinagar: Amid heightened security ahead of August 15, scores of pro-freedom leaders were arrested by the police and were lodged at different Police Stations.

The pro-freedom leaders from all the factions of Hurriyat were arrested and were lodged at different police stations.

Hurriyat Conference (G) chief spokesman, G A Gulzar, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Hurriyat (G) leader Molvi Bashir Ahmad were arrested and are lodged at Kothi Bagh police station, Hurriyat leader said.

They told KNS that the Muhammad Yaseen Ataie and Imtiyaz Haider were also arrested and are presently lodged at Police Station Budgam.

It is worth to mention here that Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani continued to remain under detention.

The pro-freedom leaders including Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehraie, Bilal Sidique, Ghulam Nabi Sumji and Muhammad Ashraf Laya were placed under house detention.

The leaders or activists affiliated with other pro-freedom groups were also arrested and are lodged at police stations.

Earlier on Monday, JKLF said that its district president of Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya) along with Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani Koreg, Ghulam Muhammad Sofi, Rayees Ahmad Sofi, Muhammad Yousuf, Mushtaq Ahmad Goursa, Qaiser Ahmad and others and have incarcerated them at different police stations. (KNS)

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