Srinagar: Tension mounted in Kashmir on Saturday as the government launched a massive crackdown on separatists and detained over 150 people, mainly from the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and its chief Abdul Hamid Fayaz.
The Jammu and Kashmir police has come down heavily on separatists. A number of separatist leaders and activists, mainly those belonging to righ-twing Jamaat-e-Islami, were taken into custody in nocturnal raids on their homes across the Valley.
Reports pouring in here said that the J&K police assisted by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at places raided the homes of the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and some other separatist parties in different parts of the Valley during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday and took many of them into custody.
The official sources said that the crackdown against the separatists will continue and more ‘arrests’ are likely to take place in coming days....