Srinagar, May 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops launched a massive cordon and search operation in Kishtwar district of Jammu region, subjecting the residents to severe harassment.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops laid a siege around Cherji, Chicha, Padyarna and other areas of the district and launched searches. The locals said that the troops barged into their houses and terrorized the inmates including women and children. Earlier, Indian forces’ personnel arrested an innocent youth during a house raid in Cherji area. Indian police arrested another youth from a check-point in Nagbal Chandoosa area of Baramulla district. The police dubbed the arrested youths as members of mujahid organizations to justify their illegal detention.
The High Court of occupied Kashmir quashed the illegal detention of a youth booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act. The court directed the authorities to release him forthwith.
Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced the nefarious move of India’s dreaded National Investigation Agency pleading the Delhi High Court for sentencing to death the illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. He said that the Indian government through its investigating agencies was victimizing the Hurriyat leaders for opposing India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and demanding right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people. Yasin Malik, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian court in May, last year, is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.
The JKLF in a statement said that in order to regain the declining political ground in India, the ruling communal Bharatiya Janata Party was hell bent upon punishing Yasin Malik for his political beliefs. It warned India of dire consequences if anything untoward happened with the Hurriyat leader. It also appealed to the international community, especially the influential world powers to intervene and save the life of Yasin Malik.
On the other hand, APHC-AJK leaders, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani and Altaf Hussain Wani, in their statements in Islamabad said that Yasin Malik and other Kashmiri leaders lodged in different Indian jails were being punished for their uncompromising stance on the Kashmir dispute