Gilani reiterates appeal for poll boycott » Kashmir Media Service

Shutdown in Shopian, Pulwama tomorrow

Srinagar May 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has reiterated his appeal for complete boycott of the fifth and final phase of the so-called Indian Parliamentary elections in the territory, tomorrow.

Complete shutdown will also be observed in poll-bound areas of Pulwama and Shopian, scheduled to undergo for elections on Islamabad’s Lok Sabha seat. Poll drama will also be held in Ladakh constituency, tomorrow. Indian forces have arrested several dozen youth in South Kashmir to ensure smooth conduct of the election drama.

Senior APHC leader and the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the arrest spree. He said elections are mere a military exercise aimed at damaging the Kashmir dispute on one hand and hoodwinking the international community, on the other.

Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and APHC leader Mir Shahid Saleem in their separate statements expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of the incarcerated JKLF Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik in Tihar jail. They said the reports that Yasin Malik is being ill-treated in jail have set off alarm bells among the masses across Jammu and Kashmir.

Anjuman Sharie Shian President, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing a religious gathering at Mughal Maurka Zadibal in Srinagar urged India to release all political prisoners on the advent of holy month of Ramadan.

A delegation of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat led by Bilal Ahmed Siddiqui visited the residence of martyr Aadil Ahmed Yittoo at Safakadal in Srinagar to pay him tributes on his martyrdom anniversary and express solidarity with his family members.

Meanwhile, in blatant violation of human rights, Indian police arrested an innocent father, a teacher by profession to force his son to surrender. The family told media that Javed Wani had been arrested four times by police in Kishtwar area of Jammu region over the past two months.

The Imam of Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kichloo, in a statement warned the Indian authorities against harassing and torturing youth in the name of inquiry in Kishtwar district.

On the other hand, after the death of a patient in a hospital owned by a Muslim doctor in Akhnoor, Jammu, several Hindu extremist organizations launched an anti-Muslim agitation in the area. The natural death is being given a religious colour and protest demonstrations are being held against the Muslims of Jammu.

The Kashmir Council Europe will hold a two-day ‘One Million Signature Campaign’ in Dublin, the Capital of Ireland, to create widespread awareness on the Kashmir issue from tomorrow.

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