SRINAGAR: A large number of women protesters, including the daughter and the sister of former puppet chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, were detained in Srinagar during protests against the revocation of Kashmir’s special status.
According to Kashmir Media Service, women carrying placards had gathered at the Pratap Park near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk and as they started protesting, the police swooped in on them and detained over a dozen women.
Farooq Abdullah’s sister Suraiya Abdullah, his daughter Safia Abdullah Khan and Hawa Bashir, wife of former Chief Justice of IOK High Court, Bashir Ahmed Khan are among those detained in Srinagar.
The protesters include women activists and leading academicians.
Thousands of people, including Hurriyat leaders, activists, Bar President Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom, Advocate Nazir Ahmad Roonga, Advocate Abdul Salam Rather, Advocate Fayaz Sodagar, PDP leader, Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah and his father Farooq Abdullah continue to remain under house arrest or in jails since August 5.—NNI