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India arrests 300 people in Kashmir for staging a rally

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 6 months ago
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Posted: Aug 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 6 months ago
India arrests 300 people in Kashmir for staging a rally

Labourers from across India working in Kashmir wait outside Jammu Railway Station as they leave to go back to their home states due to the heightened security situation in Jammu on August 7, 2019, days after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its seven-decade-long autonomous status. - A protester died after being chased by police during a curfew in Kashmir's main city, left in turmoil by an Indian government move to tighten control over the restive region, a police official said on August 7. (Photo by Rakesh BAKSHI / AFP)

Over 300 people were arrested in India-held Kashmir after they staged a rally against the Indian government’s move to revoke Article 370 of  its Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, India Today reported Thursday.

According to officials, they were arrested after a fight broke for between the police and protesters. The people were accused of violating Section 144 which prohibits people from holding rallies, officials added.

Nasir Hussain Munshi, a Congress leader in Kargil, said that the India government is violating their fundamental rights.

“They are violating our right to expression. Today we took out a peaceful rally to protest against the revoking of Article 370, but were stopped from taking out the rally,” he said.

On August 5, Prime Minister Modi’s government had revoked Article 370 and took away India-held Kashmir’s special status.

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      Shahid Khan  August 8, 2019 7:05 pm/ Reply

    Hamare hukmaran bs badi badi baten karte hai , Aur jamin par inse kuchh nahi hota. Imran ko trump se mediation ke liye puchane se pahale baki parties se meeting aur agenda banana chahiye tha. Diplomacy me dusare ko mauka de dena no ball dene jaisa hota hai, out bhi nahi hoga aur 6 bhi laga baithega, wahi modi ne kiya

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