Srinagar: Police arrested scores of leaders and activists of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Srinagar during a street protest, the first such demonstration since August 5, 2019 when the Centre ended J&K’s special status.
A PDP spokesperson said the party had planned a peaceful protest at its headquarters in Srinagar. “However, the police swung into action and detained PDP leaders, including Rouf Bhat, Hamid Qousheen, Shanti Singh, Arif Laigroo and Mohd Amin,” the spokesperson said.
The party spokesperson said the street protest was against the detention of political prisoners, harassment of youth, the gag on media, and rights violations.
With inputs from The Hindu