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Crackdown continues on Jama’at cadres, others

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Srinagar, Feb 24:  Crackdown continued on Jama’at-e-Islami and other religious leaders in Kashmir Valley on Sunday with police detaining dozens more.

Prominent among those detained are Hurriyat-G leader Ghulam Nabi Sumji who was arrested from his Bijbehara residence during the night. Vice-president Jamiat Ahli Hadees, Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri of Bijbehara was also arrested by the police late last night from his residence.

Eight more Jamat-e-Islami activists were arrested in overnight raids in Anantnag district.

In Shopian, the police arrested 15 persons, including five Jama’at activists.

Bashir Ahmad Rather, brother of Peoples League member Nisar Ahmad Rather was arrested during late night from his residence at Dadsara Tral.

Over 150 people, mostly from Jama’at, were detained by the police in a massive crackdown during the intervening night of February 22 and 23.

JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained from his residence in Maisuma on Friday night. He is lodged at Kothibagh police station.

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