Women separatists in Kashmir demand release of detainees

June 20th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar , June 20 (ANI): The Muslim Khawateen-e-markaz, a women wing of the Hurriyat Conference staged a protest in Srinagar today and pressed for the release of Kashmiri prisoners in different prisons of the country.

Scores of women gathered at Lal Chowk and claimed that it was a violation of human rights and Kashmir issue could not be resolved unless the detainees were released.

Police arrested some protestors who were later released.

India blames Pakistan for stoking a bloody revolt in Kashmir since 1989.

Today a self-styled divisional commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed in a joint operation by Handwara Police, Srinagar Police and 32 Rashtriya Rifles at Khaipora in Handwara. (ANI)

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