The nocturnal police raid sparked massive protest in North Kashmir’s Palhalan town on Thursday night.
Locals informed CNS that scores of police and Para-military CRPF vehicles arrived in the area and on Thursday late night creating panic in the area. The heavy presence of armed forces prompted locals to ask people to come on roads through public address system.
Locals said that Special Operation Group personnel in civil dress raided a house looking for one particular youth but people resisted and they were chased away up to 1 kilometer. They added that hundreds of people came on streets and held pro-freedom rallies marching across Palhallan. “It was only around 1:30 AM that people returned to their beds,” the locals said.