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4 among 8 booked under anti-terror law for raising anti-India slogans during funeral of accident victim arrested

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have booked eight mourners under a draconian anti-terror law for raising slogans during the funeral of a road accident victim in the northern Kupwara district.

Reports said the police action unfolded after the intervening night of May 28 when the youth Mohammad Amin Dar of Bumhama died in a road accident near his native place.

Police claimed that anti-India slogans were raised during his funeral and reports said that police registered a First Information Report for alleged disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant, punishment for rioting besides the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act- the controversial anti-militancy law- was lodged in Police Station Kupwara.

The reports said police have booked at least eight persons under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Officials said that four of them have been already arrested under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, which prescribes up to seven years imprisonment for “advocating, abetting, advising or inciting the commission of any unlawful activity”.

Reports said police have booked Aabid Hussain Mir, Qaiser Ahmad Mir, Bilal Ahmad Mir, Zahoor Ahmad Dar, Aijaz Ahmad Ganai, Abass Ahmad Mir, Firdous Ahmad Bhat and Fayaz Ahmad Dar, all of whom are resident of Bumhama in the Kupwara district.

A police officer confirmed that four out of those named in the FIR have been arrested.

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