Indian troops launch violent cordon, search operation in four districts

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Indian troops launch violent cordon, search operation in four districts

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched violent cordon and search operations in Shopian, Islamabad, Pulwama and Kupwara districts, today (Tuesday).

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops launched the operations in Nildoora Imam Sahib, Genashpora, Daragad Mohalla, Kakapora and Hangah Handwara in south and north districts of the occupied territory.

The troops sealed all entry and exit points and conducted house-to-house search operations in the areas.

Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the UN Human Rights Council, world powers and international human rights organizations to take notice of the unabated gross human rights violations by India in occupied Kashmir.

Hurriyat leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam asked India to shun state violence and implement the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir for the lasting solution of the Kashmir dispute.

Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem Azadi in a statement paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of 13th July 1931.

On the other hand, the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists in a statement strongly criticized the arrest of an editor of a Srinagar-based newspaper by Indian administration in a 27-year-old case.

The IFJ termed the arrest as yet another attempt to muzzle the freedom of press in occupied Kashmir. The editor of Daily Afaaq, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, was recently arrested from his house by Indian police in connection with a case dating back to 1992.

A large number of Kashmiri community members held a protest demonstration in Geneva on the sidelines of the ongoing 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to highlight the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir by India.

Meanwhile, three persons were killed and four others critically injured after a van rammed into an Indian army vehicle on the highway at Sandh Bari in Ghagwal area of Samba district.