Over 200 arrested post Pulwama

Sunday – February 24, 2019
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), post Pulwama the Indian police and troops launched a massive crackdown arresting arresting over 200 ‘pro-freedom’ people including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leader Abdul Hameed Fayaz; the joint resistance leadership (JRL) called for a protest strike today against India’s arbitrary measures including mass arrests, nocturnal raids, killings and attempts to repeal hereditary laws.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), complete shutdown was observed in parts of Srinagar and in Bandipora town, on Saturday, against the arrest and killing spree in the occupied territory.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chairman Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the unrealistic attitude of Indian leadership had created death and destruction in the occupied territory.

The occupation authorities booked an illegally detained youth, Muzamil Ganai, under draconian law, public safety act (PSA), and lodged him at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

The targeted onslaughts against Kashmiris in India continue unabated as three more Kashmiri youth were attacked by Hindu fanatics in New Delhi while a journalist was beaten up in Pune.

Massive protests erupted in Lal Chowk area of Islamabad town, on Saturday, against attacks on the Kashmiris in India.

A Delhi court, on Saturday, deferred the hearing on the bail plea of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, till 2nd of April, 2019.

Shah is presently lodged in Tihar Jail.

The Bareilly police in Uttar Pradesh (UP) registered a false case against three Kashmiri female medical students, Ufak, Shamia Irshad and Humaira Fayaz Khankhashi, on the charges of making objectionable remarks on the Indian army.

Meanwhile, India airlifted 100 additional companies of paramilitary forces to the IOK valley and deployed them in different areas to accelerate its brutal operations against Kashmiris.

In Pakistan, speakers at a seminar organised by the APHC–Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter at its office in the federal capital appealed to the international community to take serious note of molestation and rape of Kashmiri girls/women by Indian troops in IOK.

Indian troops had gang-raped around a hundred women on the night of 23rd February in 1991 during a siege and search operation in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district.

In Brussels, participants of a roundtable including members of European parliament were ‘stunned’ when two victims Shameem Shawl and Muhammad Lateef Butt gave testimonies of Indian troops’ brutalities in the IOK.