Gilgit/Islamabad, April 8: Around 30 people have been arrested by security forces from different part of Gilgit city. Early today a large contingent of forces raided the Jamia Nusratul Islam, located in Konodas, and took 14 “students” into custody because they reported were without national identity cards. A source from within the Jamia claimed on phone that the arrested students were below 18 years of age.
In other raids a youth around 16 more people, including a leader of the banned Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jammat was arrested, according to sources.
The security forces have been conducting a massive crackdown in the city since the imposition of curfew on April 3. Several dozens of people have reported been arrested.