Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of prominent clerics was held today in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The meeting was chaired by noted religious scholar and the Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Ahmed Yasir.

Ummat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian police had early morning raided the house of Qazi Yasir to arrest him, however, he was not at home. “Qazi Yasir reached the house at around 11:15 am against the scheduled time of 11 am. He reached the spot giving slip to dozens of policemen who had cordoned his residence off in Qazi Mohallah of Islamabad,” it said. The Police had sealed the area and many clerics were disallowed to enter the residence of Qazi Yasir, it added. »

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Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, agitated people thrashed three Indian soldiers, who were believed to be braid choppers, and set their vehicle on fire after checking their identity cards at Kangan in Gandarbal district.

The personnel from Territorial Army traveling in a private car were moving in a suspicious way when a group of people stopped them and demanded their identity cards. As the identity cards revealed that they were soldiers, the people understood that they were braid choppers and started thrashing them. The soldiers were rescued by an army party from a nearby camp. »

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Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, growing incidents of braid chopping have forced people to install iron grills on windows and doors of their houses in north Kashmir, particularly in Baramulla district.

Many others, who cannot afford iron grills, have installed hooks to hold an iron rod on the bedroom doors or windows to secure their houses. »

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Jammu, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, undermining the basic and legal rights of the jail inmates, the authorities in Central Jail Kotbhalwal have subjected under trials to physical torture and stripping naked.

In a latest episode, a disturbing photograph from the jail is being circulated within police circles, in which an inmate is shown completely naked with jail authorities incurring physical torture on him. »

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