KHYBER AGENCY - The tribal women on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the arrest of their relatives in Khyber Agency.

A score of Khuga Khel tribe women flanked by dozens of children marched at Bypass Road of Landi Kotal. The protesting women were holding black flags and placards inscribed with slogans against the responsible.

The protesting women were of the view that a few days ago local forces apprehended their relatives, including schools children, on the pretext of the search operation and they were still in their custody. The force during search operations in Khuga Khel used to break in their houses without lady searchers that were on one hand against the rites of tribal society and on other hand created fear in the children.

They said that the soldiers recovered nothing unlawful object in their raids but beside it, they arrested their children that were regretful, they argued. The tribal women demanded the early release of their innocent relatives, detained by the Khyber Rifle in last search operation.