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‘Pro-Palestine’ Protests: 20 persons arrested in Srinagar

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‘Expressing opinion a freedom, but engineering, inciting violence on streets unlawful, seeks cooperation of all citizens

Ground Report | Srinagar: At least twenty persons have been arrested in connection with pro-Palestine protest amid corona curfew here in Srinagar.

Official sources said that the police have arrested these persons from several places of Srinagar.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar confirmed Srinagar based News Agency GNS that arrest of 20 persons in Srinagar.

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The top police officer reiterated that Police was “keeping a very close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir valley.”

“We are a professional force and are sensitive to public anguish. But J&K police has a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well. It, however, wouldn’t allow cynical encashment of the public anger to trigger violence, lawlessness and disorder on Kashmir streets,” he said, adding, “Expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful.

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All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action.” He said people are urged to cooperate.

He said that “But J&K police have a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well.”

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“Expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful. All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action. IGP Kashmir urges cooperation of all citizens,” the IGP said.

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