Srinagar, Jul 30 (UNI) Business and other activities in Maisuma and nearby localities in the summer capital were affected today as people took to the streets in protest against the arrest of a youth by police.
Shops and business establishments in the Maisuma, Gaw Kadal, Madina chowk, Red Cross road, parts of Budshah chowk and Haji masjid area remained closed.
Traffic on Maisuma road was also affected as a group of people took to streets, protesting against the arrest of a local youth, Muneer Ahmad Sheikh by police for his alleged involvement in recent grenade blast at Batmaloo in which five members of a family hailing from Bihari and a local youth were killed and 25 others wounded on July 24.
The demonstrators demanded immediate release of Sheikh, alleging that he was being involved in the case by police.
Police had already arrested Hilal Ahmad War, chairman of the Peoples Political Party (PPP) for threatening Bihari labourers and other workers to leave the valley by August 10.
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