Shutdown in IOK on Monday against farcical elections

Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that sham elections conducted by India in the territory are no substitute to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the upcoming so-called local bodies and panchayat elections in the territory were actually a military operation aimed at strengthening India’s illegal hold over Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the Kashmiri people to stay away from the polling process to send a message to New Delhi that they reject its illegal occupation of their soil and only wanted their right to self-determination.

The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a military operation had been launched under the garb of sham elections in the territory. »

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Jammu, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least twenty passengers were killed and sixteen others injured in a road mishap in Ramban district of Jammu.

The accident took place when a minibus on way to Ramban from Banihal skidded off the road on Saturday morning and rolled down into a 200 feet deep gorge.

Meanwhile, at least sixteen Indian army commandos were injured in a road accident in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that sham elections conducted by India in the territory are no substitute to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the upcoming so-called local bodies and panchayat elections in the territory are actually a military operation and a futile exercise. He said that the Kashmiri people had always rejected the sham polls.

He said for the past over 70 years, people of Kashmir have seen the “hard and soft” and the “carrot and stick” of government of India but despite all this, the basic problem has neither faded away nor got resolved. “It is as it was,” he added. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly opposed the establishment of yet another army camp at Qaimoh in Redwani area of Kulgam district.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kulgam had been left at the mercy of Indian army as the soldiers stationed in the new camp had made the life of people miserable. It said that the area already had a full-fledged army camp and setting up another one at Redwani was a move to force those living there to migrate to other places. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, various Sikh bodies have appealed people to completely boycott the upcoming sham local bodies and Panchayat elections.

A meeting chaired by senior Sikh leader, S Narinder Singh Khalsa, and participated by representatives of various Sikh bodies discussed the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has granted bail to two sisters, who were booked along with Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates.

A division bench of the High court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe granted bail to the two women and ordered their released on bail. The court granted bail on the ground that no material on record specified that the two women were involved in the commission of offences.

In April, India police had had registered an FIR in Islamabad police station against the two sisters, besides Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates, Nahida Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that a military and police operation has been launched under the garb of sham elections in the territory.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said, on one hand, the authorities are talking about upholding of democracy, while on the other, they have started a spree of arrests and other undemocratic measures. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have arrested several Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the so-called local bodies and panchayat elections to prevent them from conducting poll boycott campaign in the territory.

Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, from his office at Aabi Guzar in Srinagar on Tuesday to stop him from carrying out the election boycott drive. A JKLF spokesman said that many party leaders and activists had also been put behind the bars during the past few days to prevent them from campaigning against the polls »

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