IOK people hailed for sham polls’ boycott

Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed in the areas, scheduled to undergo the second phase of local bodies’ election drama in the territory, tomorrow.

According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, asked the people to stay away from the military exercise being conducted by India in the name of municipal elections. The leaders appreciated the people’s rejection of the first phase of the election ploy held at gunpoint. They said the election has violated the very definition of a democratic process, making a mockery of it, as neither the identity of contestants is known to the public, nor do the contestants know about the areas going to polls. The leaders pointed out that secrecy, manipulation and bribery were the hallmark of this twisted exercise. »

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Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has strongly condemned the ill-treatment meted out to Kashmiri and Pakistani prisoners lodged in Tihar Jail, New Delhi, describing it as flagrant violation of international law. »

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Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed in the areas scheduled to go for second phase of local bodies’ election drama, tomorrow. »

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Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Party, Engineer Hilal Ahmed War, during a raid on his residence in Maisuma area of Srinagar. »

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Jammu, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Professor Bhim Singh, the Chief Patron of National Panthers Party (NPP), has urged the Governor to cancel the drama being enacted in the name of municipal elections in the Kashmir Valley. »

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‘Secrecy, manipulation & bribery hallmark of exercise’

Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has appreciated people’s rejection and boycott of the first phase of sham local bodies’ elections staged by India at gunpoint in the territory. »

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Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a civilian, Mukesh Kumar, was killed after an Indian Army vehicle deliberately hit him on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch highway.

Mukesh Kumar, 30, was critically injured after the Indian Army vehicle deliberately hit him when he was shifting apple boxes in a truck from another truck which had met with an accident in Lamberi area on the highway. »

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