Police manhandle political detainees

Srinagar, November 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, there is no change in the prevailing miserable conditions of the people in the Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region, today, on the 112th consecutive day of siege, military lockdown and internet ban imposed by India.

Restrictions under Article 144 continue to remain enforced while shops and business establishments are closed in Srinagar and other districts of the Kashmir valley. Restrictions have been particularly placed around the historic Jamia Masjid since 5th of August when India revoked Kashmir’s special status. All gates of the city’s central mosque are closed and additional troops are deployed outside the masjid. The people are cut off from rest of the world due to ban on internet, text messaging and prepaid mobile connections.

Police raided MLAs’ hostel, which has been declared as sub-Jail, at Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar and manhandled 33 political detainees lodged in the jail. The prisoners were repeatedly frisked and asked to undress. Forces’ personnel even searched a politician’s two-year-old son. The incident triggered a protest inside the sub jail. »

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Jammu, November 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of Congress activists led by senior party leaders took out a march in Jammu to demand restoration of old status and denounce the division of the territory into two union territories.

The protest march, first of its kind in Jammu after abrogation of Kashmir’s special status and bifurcation into union territories on August 5, started from the Congress headquarters at Shaheedi Chowk in Jammu and culminated with the submission of a memorandum addressed to Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind at Deputy Commissioner’s office. »

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London, November 24 (KMS): British Labour party is promising “a more interventionist” policy on Kashmir in its general election manifesto while considerably escalating its anti-India stance, reported The EurAsian Times.

Experts say, relations between UK and India could deteriorate if Jeremy Corbyn replaces Boris Johnson as the PM of the UK after the December 12 elections. »

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Srinagar, November 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, political detainees staged a protest inside the MLA Hostel, declared sub jail, after the complaint that the forces’ personnel unzipped the top of a politician’s two-year-old son and frisked the child and other relatives of the inmates.

A relative of detained National Conference leader, Tanvir Sadiq, spoke about the frisking. Sadiq is an aide to former chief minister Omar Abdullah. Sadiq’s relatives said the forces had frisked several relatives who had assembled at the gate to meet the detained politicians. Twice a week, the families meet the detainees, who have been in custody since the August 5 clampdown linked to the revocation of J&K’s special status. »

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Srinagar, November 24 (KMS): While belying Indian government’s claim about all-is-well in occupied Kashmir, civil society activist from India, Kapil Kak, who is part of a Concerned Group of Citizens (CGC) currently on a visit to Kashmir, has said that there is no normalcy in the territory.

Kapil Kak in a media interview in Srinagar said, “We have come here to assess the situation. The government claims that normalcy has returned and we wanted to reconfirm it. What we observed that there is no normalcy as we can’t even travel freely Srinagar.” »

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Srinagar, November 24 (KMS): The five-member civil society delegation led by former Indian Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha was not allowed by police to visit Pulwama district.

Wajahat Habibullah, former Chief Information Commissioner, who is part of the Concerned Citizens Group, told reporters in Srinagar that they had planned to go to Pulwama but were not allowed by the SSP. “We were also told not to go anywhere outside Srinagar,” he added. »

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Srinagar, November 24(KMS): In occupied Kashmir, there is no change in the situation in the Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region on the 112th day of siege, military lockdown and internet ban imposed by India since 5th August.

Restrictions under Article 144 continue to remain enforced in Srinagar and other parts of the territory particularly around the historic Jamia Masjid since August 4. All gates of historic Jamia masjid are closed. Jamia market is also closed. Additional troops are deployed outside the masjid and a bullet proof vehicle is deployed outside the main gate from Nowhatta side. The troops are also deployed in the masjid compound from Gojwara side to ensure that no one could enter the Masjid for prayers. »

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Kuala Lumpur, November 24 (KMS): The President of Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM), Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid has expressed concern over the continued siege in occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.

Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur deplored that 8 million Kashmiris were under lockdown by almost 1 million Indian troops with an estimate of 1 Indian solider to 8 Kashmiris. »

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