Kashmir

Hyderpora Grenade Blast: Women Protest On Airport Road Against Arrests Of Four Boys

SRINAGAR, JULY 09: Traffic came to a standstill on the airport road after the family and relatives of four boys allegedly detained during a night raid staged a protest in Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Monday.

An eye witness said that scores of women staged a dharna on the road near Jamia Masjid to demand the release of four boys detained following a grenade blast in the area on Saturday. A CRPF trooper and a civilian were injured in the blast.

The protesters said that the boys were playing near a ground in Hyderpora when the blast took place. “These boys were picked up by the forces during a night raid on Saturday. They are so young. They have nothing to do with the blast,” said a protesting woman.

The protest has triggered a serpentine traffic jam on the busy road that leads to Srinagar International airport.

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