Four muslim youths arrested for desecration of holy Quran

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Srinagar, Sep 2 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested four muslim youths for their alleged involvement in desecration of the Holy Quran to create communal disturbances at Handwara in frontier district of Kupwara on August 25, leading to massive protests and firing.

A police spokesman said Handwara police launched a massive hunt to arrest the culprits involved in the incident at Wadipora, Handwara on August 25, to disturb the already sensitive situation in the valley.

After a thorough investigation, police finally arrested a youth Tariq Ahmad Dar who had allegedly hatched a conspiracy to create communal disturbances in the town.

The three other accused were identified as Javid Ahmad Khan, Khursheed Ahmad Shah and Tariq Ahmad Dar.

He said the group entered the mosque of Chalpora Wadipora after Esha Nimaz (last prayer of the day) on August 24 and took out the Holy Quran from the mosque and desecrated it on the main road of Wadipora.

Next day, people of Rajwar found the Holy Quran desecrated which led to violent protests across Handwara.

Two people were killed and scores injured in police firing, teargassing, lathicharge and stone pelting at Handwara.

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