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Kashmir: Protestors set woman SPO's house ablaze 

Protesters today set ablaze the  house of a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) and a  two-wheeler in separate incidents in Kashmir Valley.

Published: 20th September 2016 09:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2016 12:42 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Protesters today set ablaze the  house of a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) and a  two-wheeler in separate incidents in Kashmir Valley, where 64  people were arrested for disturbing law and order, officials  said.             

With this, a total of 165 people have been arrested  across Kashmir during the past four days.         

The house of the SPO Kushboo was set ablaze by a group of  protesters at Vehil village in southern Shopian district, 55  kms from here, a police spokesman said.   

He said a motorcycle was also torched by youths at  Batamaloo locality of central Srinagar during a protest.       

However, the rider of the motorcycle was left unharmed by  the protesters.            

The spokesman said 64 people involved in "disturbing the  situation by damaging civilian vehicles, stopping vehicular  traffic and placing obstructions on the roads" were arrested  during the past 24 hours.             

While 56 persons were arrested on September 17-18,  another 45 were taken into custody on September 18-19, the  spokesman said.            

Meanwhile, round-the-clock helplines have been  established across the valley for the people seeking  assistance of any manner.             

The helplines have been established in the police control  rooms following reports that protesters are resorting to  "hooliganism and disrupting traffic by damaging vehicles  including those carrying fruits and essential commodities",  the spokesman said.       

"People who wish to inform about any issue or problem  being faced by them at the hands of miscreants may call during  any time they wish. The general public can also dial 100 which  is already available  at all the district police control  rooms," he said.     

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