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Families of 3 Kashmiris arrested in Delhi, stage protest in Srinagar, demand their release

Srinagar, Dec 8: Family members of three Kashmiri residents arrested by Delhi police on Monday staged a protest and demanded their immediate release.

Residents of central Kashmir district of Badgam, three persons identified as Shabir Ahmad Gojri, Reyaz Ahmad Rather and Mohammad Ayub Pathan were arrested by Delhi yesterday alongwith two Punjab residents in connection with alleged militancy.

However, despite rain and chilly weather conditions, family members of these persons, mostly women, staged a dharna in Srinagar and refuted the Delhi police claim. Demanding immediate release, the protestors said they were innocents and are being framed in fictitious cases. This was just a drama to implicate the innocents, they said.

They questioned whether people from Kashmir have any right to visit Delhi. Son of Pathan said his father is working in a bandsaw and has nothing to do with militancy or politics.

Wife of Gojri said her husband is visiting the shrine of Ajmeer sharief every year in winter. This time another person Reyaz also accompanied him but were arrested in Delhi, she said and demanded their release.


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