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Indian forces arrest over 6,000 in Occupied Kashmir

01:57 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
Indian forces arrest over 6,000 in Occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR - Indian forces in their massive drive, in occupied Kashmir, arrested over 6000 people including Hurriyet leaders, activists, young boys and women across the territory.

Over 400 of them were booked under black law Public Safety Act.

For the past six weeks, the Indian paramilitary forces and police personnel assisted by Indian army started night raids in different parts of Kashmir and arrested about 6000 people, Kashmir Media Service reported.

“There are above 2200 FIRs registered and above 5600 people are involved in these FIRs,” Director General Police, Coordination, S P Vaid told media men in Srinagar.

Residents of almost all areas of Kashmir say that joint Indian troops and paramilitary forces raid their residential houses during the night, barge into houses, break windows and doors, and pick up any youngster in the house they get hold of.

Most of the arrests of have been carried out in Srinagar, Budgam, Chadoora, Ganderbal, Kangan, Islamabad,Bijbehra, Tral, Pulwama, Awantipora, Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Sopore, Handwara, Pattan and other areas.

The official said that about 3000 arrested persons have been bailed out by the courts. “Some are in custody and some are facing different charges and are still in police custody,” he added.

–APP

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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