Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people overwhelmingly boycotted the fourth phase of the Indian parliamentary elections, today, as 90 per cent voters stayed away from the polling process. Not a single vote was cast on 62 polling booths. »

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Poll-bound Kulgam goes for boycott, shutdown

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several youth were injured when Indian troops fired pellets and teargas shells during protests against the fourth phase of drama, enacted by India in the name of parliamentary elections in different areas of Kulgam district.

Hundreds of people, mostly youth, raising pro-freedom, anti-India and anti-election slogans marched towards the polling stations set up in school buildings in Qaimoh, Bugam and Kujjar areas of Kulgam and pelted stones on the polling staff. The troop used lathi-charge and fired teargas, but the protesters refused to budge. Then, the forces opened pellet fire directly on the protesting youth, injuring many.

Meanwhile, people overwhelmingly boycotted the fourth phase of the elections in occupied Kashmir, today, as 90 per cent voters stayed away from the polling. Not a single vote was cast on 62 polling booths.

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Islamabad, April 29 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter held a meeting in Islamabad, today, to discuss the ongoing so-called Indian parliamentary elections in occupied Kashmir. Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani chaired the meeting.

The participants of the meeting termed the sham elections in the occupied territory as illegal, immoral and against the resolutions of the United Nations. »

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Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, today, in the wake of the fourth phase of India’s parliamentary elections on Islamabad Lok Sabha seat.

All business establishments remain closed while traffic is off the roads. Restrictions have been enforced in the name of security measures in Kulgam during the second leg of three-phased election on Islamabad Lok Sabha seat. »

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Authorities suspend train service in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid complete boycott of the fourth phase of so-called Indian parliamentary elections, clashes erupted on Monday between youth and Indian forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district where polling is scheduled for Islamabad Lok Sabha constituency.

Several youth were injured when Indian forces fired pellets and teargas shells on the people protesting against the election being held in Kulgam. People, mostly youth, hit the streets in Qaimoh, Bugam and Kujjar areas of Kulgam and raising anti-India India slogans marched towards polling stations. Youth pelted stones at Indian troops stationed at Government Higher Secondary School Qaimoh and Government Higher Secondary School Bugam to protect the polling staff. »

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ICRC, UNHRC urged to raise voice for mitigation of sufferings

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has strongly condemned the ill treatment meted out to the Kashmiri detainees and under-trial prisoners lodged in different jails particularly at District Jail Kathua in the Jammu region.

The detainees confined to cells for days together and are forced to cut grass and do other menial jobs inside the jail and are also denied medical treatment, the Bar Association said in a statement issued in Srinagar. »

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Parimpora fruit market shuts highway blockade

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum has denounced the prevention of hundreds of vehicles including trucks laden with fruits and vegetables from plying on Srinagar-Jammu highway on the pretext of movement of Indian forces’ convoys.

A spokesman for the forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “This move has resulted in huge loss to traders and shortage of essentials in the valley.” »

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