Srinagar, March 08, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly and the President of Awami Ittihad Party (AIP), Engineer Abdur Rasheed, during a protest march in Srinagar. The AIP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Engineer Rasheed along with dozens of party workers was arrested after he defied restrictions and took out a protest at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. He said that the protest was held against slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act, on youth.
Many people were injured, some of them critically, when the police used force to disperse the protesters, he said. “In order to appease India, police are hell-bent upon destroying the future of youth,” the spokesman quoted Engineer Rasheed as having said prior to his arrest.
Meanwhile, the police also arrested Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation leader, Fayaz Ahmad Butt, along with dozens of traders while he was leading a demonstration in Srinagar against the authorities’ failure in rehabilitating of the traders who were affected by the devastating flood in 2014.
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