Malik put in solitary confinement at Kot Bhalwal jail

Srinagar, March 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, continuing with its intimidating actions, India’s National Investigation Agency has summoned the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to New Delhi for questioning on Monday in connection with a false case registered against him.

The NIA has also summoned the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani’s son, Dr Naseem Gilani on the same day. Mirwaiz  was placed under house arrest on Saturday soon after he was summoned by India’s National Investigation Agency. The agency had recently conducted raids on the residences of many Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt and Dr Naseem Gilani on the 26th of last month of February. The NIA had already arrested several Hurriyat leaders and activists. The detentions and raids were aimed at intimidating the Kashmiris to give up their just struggle for securing inalienable right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement in Srinagar said that its illegally detained Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, had been put in solitary confinement at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu terming the move as a deliberate attempt to ruin his health. It maintained that Muhammad Yasin Malik is suffering from various ailments and warned that the occupation authorities would be responsible if anything untoward happed to him.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement in Srinagar said that the occupation authorities were prolonging the illegal detention of its Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, by not presenting him before courts on the hearing dates of the false cases registered against him. It said that the authorities did not produce Masarrat Aalam before a court in Srinagar, yesterday.

Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in Heff Shirmal and Molu Chitragam areas of Shopian district, today. The troops had launched a similar operation after unknown persons snatched a weapon from the Personal Security Officer of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar last night.

The residents of Kellar area of Shopian district observed shutdown and staged protests, today, against the atrocities of Indian Army. Local people said that they were thrashed every now and then by the troops of Mastpora camp. A large number of people hailing from all walks of life joined a march in Handwara, today, against the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and illegal detentions all across the territory.

Seven troops including an officer of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force were injured when their vehicle overturned in Parimpora area of Srinagar.


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