India needs to read poll rejection message: JRL
In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has urged India to pay heed to the clear message emanating from the rejection of the election drama by the overwhelming majority of the Kashmiri people.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said the people of Kashmir have no faith in fraud election as it is mere a deception played upon them by successive governments in New Delhi to hoodwink the international community.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, denounced the Indian authorities for registering a case against two Kashmiri students of Aligarh Muslim University under sedition charges.
The students were booked for making an attempt to offer funeral prayers in absentia of ex-university student Dr Mannan Wani, who was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Kupwara on Thursday. Gilani said, offering funeral prayers in absentia for a former student of the university, is not a crime, at all.
As many as 1200 Kashmiri students at Aligarh Muslim University, in a letter addressed to the university proctor, warned to quit Aligarh Muslim University en masse if the sedition charges were not withdrawn.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Kupwara district on the fourth consecutive day today, to condemn the killing of PhD scholar, Dr Manan Wani, and his associate, Aashiq Husain Zargar, by Indian troops. All shops and other business establishments were closed while traffic was off the roads.