Forces Launch Massive Crackdown In Old Baramulla

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Syed Muntaha

Hundreds of people from the town had celebrated the Pakistan Independence Day on August 14 while hoisting the Pakistani flags and taking out parades locally.

The security forces today morning launched a massive crackdown in old town Baramulla in north Kashmir.

The old town which remained the hot bed of separatist’s activities in the past 100 days of unrest was cordoned off today early in the morning at 3 am. “Hundreds of police, army and paramilitary forces have cordoned off the area from all the sides and launched the massive search operation,” said the locals.

Police sources claim that they have received vital information about the presence of some separatist leaders in the town besides the militants organizing protest rallies.

It is to be believed that the crackdown is the first ever of its kind in last fifteen years in the township.

Hundreds of people from the town had celebrated the Pakistan Independence Day on August 14 while hoisting the Pakistani flags and taking out parades locally.

Both the bridges connecting the civil line areas with the town were sized. The police and CRPF is conducting door to door search.

As many as 40 people have been arrested during a 12-hour long crackdown. However, the siege has been lifted and the troops have been withdrawn from the locality after the mass arrests. Police said all the arrested people have been involved in pro freedom protests and anti national activities. “They have been enforcing shutdown in the town and fomenting trouble.”

 

 

 

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