LB elections mere military drill

Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in the areas which were scheduled to undergo polling for the second phase of so-called local bodies’ elections in the territory, today.

All shops and other business establishments were closed in poll-bound areas of Srinagar and other parts of the Valley while traffic was off the road. Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Strict restrictions were imposed particularly in Srinagar, Badgam, Islamabad, Kulgam, Bandipora and Kupwara districts to prevent demonstrations against the polls. Besides personnel attached to 400 companies of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force, 50,000 additional troops were deployed for the election duty. Internet speed was reduced by over 90 per cent in the territory. »

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Islamabad, October 10 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today, against the Indian state terrorism and continued detention and house arrest of Hurriyat leaders in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman and senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has said that the holding of polls, be it panchayat, municipal or parliamentary elections, have no value in Kashmir instead the only way out is accepting Kashmir as a dispute and addressing it head on. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has termed the election drama being enacted by India as a military operation saying that to ensure the graveyard-like peace, tens of thousands of Indian guns have been called in to throttle and harass the already suffocated population of the territory. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in the areas where India is staging election drama for the second phase of local bodies’ elections in the territory. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian solider has committed suicide at an army camp in New Plot area of Jammu district. »

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4 Kashmiri students detained in jalandar India

Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested several people including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, and Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in Srinagar and other areas. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Muslim Conference, Awami Action Committee, Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Salvation Movement and other Hurriyat organizations have categorically rejected the so-called local bodies’ election in the territory, saying the Kashmiri people want plebiscite, not election drama. »

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