Curfew imposed in J&K’s Kishtwar after 3 arrested for sedition charges

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Jammu, Sep 25, 2016: Curfew has been imposed in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir following the tension over the detention of three youths last night who were wanted by police on charges of trying to violate the law and order in the town.

Announcements from mosques on Sunday morning called on civilians to protest against the arrests.

The three youths were recently released after they served their term of detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Police said that “They have been picked up for their anti-social activities.”

The PSA is a law applicable in Jammu and Kashmir only under which a person can be detained without a judicial process. The detentions can only be challenged in the state high court.

So far, 86 civilians and three police personnel have been killed in the present clashes that sparked off after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani here on July 8.

Over 11, 500 people have been injured during this period.

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