India arrests “hero Malik”

Wednesday - February 7, 2018
SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian police arrested Jammu and Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik during a raid on the party head office in Srinagar, on Tuesday.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), a contingent of Indian police broke into the JKLF office at Aabi Guzar and arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik along with a party activist, Ghulam Muhammad Dar.

Meanwhile, two policemen were killed in an attack on a police party in Srinagar, on Tuesday. In another incident, unknown attacker assaulted an Indian army camp with rifle grenade at Kakapora in Pulwama district.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat held programmes in connection with Kashmir solidarity day in various areas of the occupied territory. The dukhtaran activists raised flags and banners and marched at several places.

Kashmiris and Pakistanis, joined by members of Sikh community, staged a demonstration in New York’s times square to denounce Indian atrocities in IOK.

They called on the united nations (UN) to honour its pledge to grant the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.

Separately, all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) chairman Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the UN secretary general to take notice of the provocative statements of Indian leaders, use influence to halt the bloodshed in the occupied territory and take steps for settlement of Kashmir dispute as per relevant UN resolutions.

Gilani, while reacting to the recent statement of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh, said that the Indian leaders were following their bigoted dogma and were creating war euphoria in the region.

Singh in his statement had said that the Indian government had directed its forces to shoot with limitless bullets against Pakistani forces on the line of control (LoC). Gilani said New Delhi’s narratives reflect negative and egoistic approach.

He emphasised that no amount of incarcerations and torture could dissuade the Kashmiri people from pursuing their inalienable right to self-determination.

Hurriyat forum chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement, urged India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue over Kashmir to avert a big catastrophe in the region. He said that killings and repression were breaking all records in IOK.