In occupied Kashmir , Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani says India has miserably failed to deter the Kashmiris from pursuing their much cherished goal of right to self-determination despite using all types of brutal tactics during the past over seven decades.
In his telephonic address from Srinagar to the gathering of mourners held in Islamabad and Pulwama areas, he said the Kashmiri youth are sacrificing their lives for freedom of their homeland from the Indian occupation and their mission would be accomplished despite all odds.
The APHC Chairman urged the people to boycott the upcoming elections.
He said that New Delhi always tried to mislead the international community by portraying people’s participation in such elections as a verdict in its favour.
In a statement in Srinagar, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik said Indian jails have been turned into torture calls where illegally detained Kashmiris are traumatised, tortured and humiliated by the jail authorities.
He denounced one-month extension of the judicial remand of three ailing Kashmiri women leaders, Aasiya Andrabi, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi, presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail.
Later, Indian police arrested Yasin Malik after raiding his office at Aabi Guzar in Srinagar, today (Tuesday).
Meanwhile, complete shutdown, marked by anti-India demonstrations, was observed in different areas of Kulgam district against the arrest spree by the Indian forces.
All shops and business establishments were closed while roads were blocked by the protesters by burning tyres.
The authorities continued to suspend internet services in Pulwama and Shopian districts. The services were blocked following a series of online resignations from policemen from South Kashmir, last week.
Two students from occupied Kashmir , pursuing engineering degrees from Chandigarh-based College are missing since a raid on their rented room in Chandigarh by some unknown persons on Sunday.