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Pro-freedom slogans rock Ganderbal college
Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched massive cordon and search operations in all major South and North Kashmir districts, today.

The troops during the operations sealed all entry and exit points and conducted door-to-door searches in Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam districts. The authorities booked a youth, Aijaz Ahmed, under black law, Public Safety Act, in south Kashmir and shifted him to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. Besides, India’s National Investigation Agency arrested from Delhi Airport a Kashmiri youth, Nisar Ahmed Tantray.

The Government Degree College Ganderbal reverberated with pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans on the arrival of the pro-India National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah in the college to address a convention of party workers. Both male and female students gathered in the college campus in large numbers and shouted anti-India slogans.

Complete shutdown was observed in Kangan area of Ganderbal district, today, on the first martyrdom anniversary of a local salesman, Gowhar Ahmad Rather. He was killed in police action near central Jamia Masjid, Kangan.

India’s Enforcement Directorate has opposed the bail plea of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a false case registered against him. Shabbir Shah and another Kashmiri, Muhammad Aslam Wani, are facing trial in the case dating back to 2005. Indian Supreme Court cancelled the bail of a noted Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, who is languishing in Tihar Jail on a baseless charge.

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem, in a statement issued in Jammu called upon India to positively respond to the points raised by 50 members of European Parliament in a joint letter addressed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The parliamentarians had asked India to impose ban on the use of lethal weapon, pellet gun, in occupied Kashmir.

In their ongoing onslaught on local media in the occupied territory, the Indian authorities banned advertisements to an Urdu daily, Kashmir Uzma. Srinagar-based two widely read newspapers Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader are already facing such ban. Kashmir Editors Guild in a statement regretted the move saying the ban is continuation of the onslaught against Kashmir media since 1989.

In New Delhi, over 200 prominent Indian writers including Arundhati Roy signed a joint petition against the politics of hate being pursued by Bharatiya Janata Party urging the Indian voters to defeat the BJP in upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The writers said hate politics has been used to divide the country, create fear and exclude more and more people from living as full-fledged citizens. India will go to polls in seven phases, starting 11th of April with the counting scheduled for 23rd of May.

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