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AIP leader Sheikh Abdul Rashid detained during protest march

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Sheikh Abdul Rashid, a former legislator, was detained Sunday after he took out a protest march against the killing of seven civilians during an encounter in and Kashmir's district, police said.

The former from Langate assembly constituency, along with supporters of his (AIP), assembled near his official residence in Jawahar Nagar locality of the city here and took out the march towards the local office of Military Observer Group in and (UNMIGOP) at Sonwar, a said.

Seven civilians were killed and several others injured after security forces allegedly opened fire on protestors near an in Sirnoo village of district of south on Saturday.

He said the protesters were raising slogans against security forces and seeking "implementation of UN resolutions to end bloodshed".

A police team stopped the march near and took Rashid and few of his supporters into custody, he said, adding they were lodged at the station.

Before his arrest, Rashid said the world community should take notice of "massacres taking place in Kashmir".

"It is obvious that has no resolution to dispute except pellets, bullets, massacres, draconian laws and state terrorism. S P Malik, the state DGP and the must own the moral responsibility of the killings rather making fake enquiries and condemnations," Rashid told reporters here.

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First Published: Sun, December 16 2018. 15:40 IST