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Kashmiris want plebiscite, not election drama: Hurriyat leaders

Srinagar, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Muslim Conference, Awami Action Committee, Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Salvation Movement and other Hurriyat organizations have categorically rejected the so-called local bodies’ election in the territory, saying the Kashmiri people want plebiscite, not election drama.

The Democratic Freedom Party in a statement issued in Srinagar said India wants to damage the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir by staging such election dramas, but Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute, which is to be settled by granting the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination through an impartial plebiscite held under the UN supervision.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in a party meeting in Srinagar said that rejection of the election drama by the overwhelming majority of the Kashmiri people should serve as an eye-opener for the world’s so-called largest democracy.

The Awami Action Committee (AAC) in its statement termed October 10 as another black day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it was on this day in 1965 when prominent Kashmiri martyr, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, was arrested by the Indian authorities for his pro-self-determination ideology. The AAC expressed deep concern over the plight of the Kashmiri political prisoners lodged in various jails. It dismissed the ongoing election drama saying that it was nothing but a military exercise.

The illegally detained Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had turned the entire occupied Kashmir into a military garrison in the name of so-called elections.

The incarcerated Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in his statement said that India wanted to provide justification to its illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir through holding of bogus elections. The Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) in its statement said, “Whenever election is held in Kashmir, it brings endless miseries and suffering to the common people.”

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Indian solider commits suicide in Jammu

Srinagar, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian solider has committed suicide at an army camp in New Plot area of Jammu district. The solider identified as Havildar Thomas KP ended his life by hanging himself with a ceiling fan at the army camp of Signal Regiment in New Plot area of Jammu district. This incident of suicide raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 413 in occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date.

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Shutdown in poll-bound areas of IOK mar polling drama

Srinagar, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in the areas where India is staging election drama for the second phase of local bodies’ elections in the territory. The strike is being observed on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leadership has urged people to stage boycott of the sham elections.

“Secrecy, manipulation and bribery are the hallmark of this twisted exercise,” the leadership said in a joint statement issued in Srinagar. Strict restrictions have been imposed across the territory, particularly in poll-bound areas of Srinagar, Badgam, Islamabad, Kulgam, Bandipora and Kupwara to make the election drama a success. Besides 400 companies of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force, 50,000 additional troops have been deployed in the territory for the conduct of the farcical elections.

The occupation authorities continue to place almost all Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hilal Ahmed War, Nisar Hussain Rathar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya and Qazi Yasir under house arrest or in detention.

It is worth mentioning here that 1,029 candidates are contesting the elections for 263 wards – 214 in Jammu and 49 in Valley – spread over a dozen districts of the territory. Of the 1,029 candidates, 881 are in the fray from the Jammu region and 148 from the Kashmir Valley. As many as 65 candidates have already been elected unopposed while 40 wards have seen no candidates.

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Kalwal, Waza among several arrested in IOK

Srinagar, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested several people including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, and Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in Srinagar and other areas.

The police arrested half a dozen youth during raids on their houses in Langate and Pulwama areas. JKLF leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, was arrested during police raid on his residence at Elahi Bagh in Srinagar, while Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was detained from his residence in Islamabad town.

These arrests were made to prevent people from conducting campaign for the boycott of the sham polls for the local bodies. The second phase of the so-called elections is being conducted, today, in Srinagar, Pulwama and many other areas of the territory. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete boycott of the farcical elections.

The occupation authorities have already put almost all Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Bilal Siddiqi, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hilal Ahmed War, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, Qazi Yasir and other under house arrest or in detention.

On the other hand, Indian police arrested four Kashmiri students, Yasir Rafiq, Idrees Peer, Zahid Gulzar and Azlan Ahmed Khuroo at Jalandhar in the Indian state of Punjab. The students studying at CT Group of Institutions were arrested after a raid on their hostel on Tuesday night. However, police did not cite the reason behind their arrest.

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Elections in IOK nothing but an military drill: APHC

Srinagar, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has termed the election drama being enacted by India as a military operation saying that to ensure the graveyard-like peace, tens of thousands of Indian guns have been called in to throttle and harass the already suffocated population of the territory.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Had the rulers even an iota of self-esteem or a slight trace of respect for their so-called democracy, they would have not caged the leaders and political workers thereby exhibiting a one man show to achieve their goal of conducting sham elections.” He condemned the arrest of resistance leaders and called it a martial law-like situation.

“Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai remain under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik has been detained in Kothi Bagh sub jail and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Hakeem Abdur Rasheed have been lodged at Kot Bhalwal jail, Bilal Ahmed Sidiqui, Nisar Hussain Rather, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Mir Hafeezullah, Raies Ahmad Mir, Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Sartaj Ahmed, Danish Ahmed and hundreds of other activists are either imprisoned in jails or in police stations,” the APHC said.

“Suppressing pro-freedom voice and curbing peaceful activities is no bravery but shameful and cunning cowardice,” the spokesman added. The APHC reaffirmed its commitment to continue with peaceful means to achieve the goal of freedom adding, “We believe that any election process conducted by India is nothing but an armed drill to threaten the common people thereby strengthening its illegal control in the occupied land.”

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Hurriyat forum opposes setting up of army camp in Kulgam

Srinagar, October 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly opposed the establishment of yet another army camp at Qaimoh in Redwani area of Kulgam district. The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kulgam had been left at the mercy of Indian army as the soldiers stationed in the new camp had made the life of people miserable. It said that the area already had a full-fledged army camp and setting up another one at Redwani was a move to force those living there to migrate to other places.

The Hurriyat forum said that even though the people of Redwani and Qaimoh area were on roads over the past one week against the setting up of the army camp, the authorities continued to turn a deaf ear to their demand.

The forum while supporting the people of Qaimoh, Redwani said that people of Kashmir would extend full support to the demand of removal of army camp. It said that the government must ensure that the people’s demands were fulfilled and that the camp was removed without any further delay as the setting up of the camp had resulted in the immense hardships for the local people as majority of them had decided to migrate to other places.

The forum said that time was witness that military might had unsuccessfully always been used to crush the genuine dissent in Kashmir and the fresh move of setting up of an army camp at Redwani had proved that force was the only tool used to muzzle the people’s genuine demands.

It also strongly denounced the deadly assault on the Kashmiri students studying in a University at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It said that the Kashmiri students and traders in various parts of India were not safe and were facing the life threats at the hands of fanatic elements.

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