The leader of an Indian Moslem youth organisation who had threatened to launch what he called 'an Iran-style revolution' in the(22 August).
SV EXTERIOR Archway at police station with officers emerging at Srinagar,India.
GV Street scene with people moving quietly.
TV Planks torn from wooden pipe casing. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Various street scenes showing stalls, markets open,many people on streets. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: The leader of an Indian Moslem youth organisation who had threatened to launch what he called 'an Iran-style revolution' in the(22 August). Police say Tajamul Islam, President of the Jamaat-I-Tulaba, was arrested in the house of a retired government officer, after evading arrest for five days. The arrest followed a government decision on Monday (18 August) to ban an International Islamic Youth Conference which the Jamaat-I-Tulaba wanted to stage in Srinagar. The decision came after a weekend of rioting in which seven people were killed.
SYNOPSIS: Maharajaganj police station was one of the prime targets attacked by the stone-throwing mobs during the weekend (16 & 17 August) rioting.
Moslem youths attempted to stage processions through streets of the town forcing people and transport behind closed doors. Police say the rioters began throwing stones and attempted to burn and loot shops owned by Hindus.
The police, however,moved decisively finally resorting to cane baton charges, the use of teargas and firearms. Seven people were killed in the shooting incidents, while another 262 were arrested. Peace returned to Srinagar on Monday and shops and markets re-opened as quickly as they had shut down. But five days later, police were still keeping a watch on tensions in the city.