In occupied Kashmir , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum has urged the people to stay away from the polling process of upcoming so-called Indian Parliamentary elections as it can in no way help in resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Hurriyat forum in a statement in Srinagar reiterated that the lingering Kashmir dispute is a political and human issue that needs to be resolved in its historical perspective for ensuring lasting peace in the region.
The forum said that the Kashmiri people and the resistance leadership has repeatedly been urging New Delhi to resolve the dispute through dialogue among the stakeholders, India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Indian police arrested nine youth from Shopian and another from Srinagar.
Indian troops continued cordon and search operations in different areas of Tral, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Bijbehara, Bandipora, Hajin, Kupwara, Sopore, Rafiabad and several other areas of the occupied territory.
The occupation authorities have announced that there shall be no movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway for Sunday and Wednesday, every week due to the movement of Indian forces’ personnel from Srinagar to Jammu.