Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Jammu and Kashmir Students Union (AJKSU) has termed the police move of summoning the students from south Kashmir to police stations as a deplorable move.

The AJKSU spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said so-called elections in south Kashmir began on April 23 and the Indian forces have summoned dozens of people and majority of them are students who have been told to report at the police stations.

“AJKSU got numerous such complaints especially from Shopian and Pulwama where students are being harassed ahead of polls,” the spokesman said.

The AJKSU President, Mudassir Dar, said the arrest spree is pushing the student community to the wall. It should be stopped immediately and those who were arrested should be released, he demanded.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, in a statement issued in Srinagar said the boycott of the sham polls by an overwhelming majority in Srinagar and Islamabad constituencies is an eye-opener for India and serves a clear message that the Kashmiri people would never accept New Delhi’s forcible occupation. He said that by staying away from the farcical elections, the people showed their commitment with ongoing freedom movement.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Kashmir Economic Alliance, Muhammad Yasin Khan, in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the continued blockade of Srinagar-Jammu highway. “For the last over a week, no goods including essential commodities have reached Kashmir as a result of which Kashmir is craving for life,” he said.

He said the highway remained blocked for many days due to faulty widening, while the authorities have failed to check. He added that the two day ban on plying of civilian vehicles on the Srinagar-Jammu highway to facilitate the movement of Indian forces has only compounded the woes of the people.

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