Srinagar, Jul 10 (PTI) The state unit of the CPI(M) today asked the administration to stop the “indiscriminate” arrests of youths in parts of Kashmir, saying it will erode peoples’ trust in the government.

Senior CPI(M) leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said there are reports of security forces damaging residential houses and vehicles and beating up of inmates.

“Such acts will further erode the trust of the masses in the government and widen the gulf which would be difficult to bridge,” he in a statement here.

Tarigami called upon the administration to “stop repressive measures and indiscriminate arrest of youth forthwith”.

“While maintaining public order, the law enforcing agencies should not become a law unto themselves and resort to the maxim of tit for tat. The police and the para-military forces should protect the law and not break it,” he said.

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