Kashmir Crackdown- Handwara Youth Booked Under PSA

April 16

Amid a high intensity crackdown on pro Freedom activists and religious groups in Kashmir, the Government Forces booked a youth from Handwara area in North Kashmir under the Public safety act.

Sources informed The Kashmiriyat that late night on Monday, Aijaz Ahamd Bhat son of late Habibullah Bhat, a resident of Nihama Kralgund was shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu last evening after execution of the PSA.

The Indian Government has started a massive crackdown against religious and political outfits in Kashmir since October last year which intensified after the Pulwama attack on February 14 when a local Pulwama boy rammed his car into a CRPF convoy killing 49 of their men.

Hundreds of youth from various parts of Kashmir have been detained and several booked under PSA.

Various religious clerics have been barred from leading Friday prayers at various places in South Kashmir including the Shopian and Pulwama districts and after the Pulwama attack, Jamaat e Islami was banned by the Indian Home ministry.

Last Month, the Government also banned Yasin Malik’s JKLF.

At least 200 pro Freedom activists were arrested, most of whom have been released, many including the chairman of JKLF, Mohammed yasin Malik have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Also, prominent religious cleric, Mushtaq Ahmed Veeray, Aijaz Ahmed Noori of Pulwama have been also booked under PSA.