Supporters and activists of the Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) staged a protest here on Thursday and demanded the release of people detained illegally.
A JKSM statement claimed that innocent children, youth, elderly men and women have been languishing in different jails for years, and, they should be released on humanitarian grounds.
Chairman, JKSM, Zafar Akbar Bhat, said the detenus should be released before the festival of Eid-al-Adha.
Holding banners in support of their demands, the protesters shouted anti-government slogans.
Policemen and paramilitary personnel had to swing into action to prevent the protesters from moving ahead. (ANI)