In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged the government of India to take seriously the repeated dialogue offer of Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to settle all outstanding issues between the two countries including the Kashmir dispute .
According to Kashmir Media Service, the forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris being the most affected party of the Kashmir dispute for the past over seven decades naturally wanted its resolution.
It said that the Hurriyat leadership had been maintaining and reiterating that not force but engagement and dialogue among all stakeholders is the best and most peaceful means of the resolution of the Kashmir dispute .
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of its illegally detained Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. It appealed to the international and local human rights organizations to take notice of the matter for necessary action.
Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to prominent mujahid commander, Fida Hussain Dar, and other Kashmiri martyrs. Fida Hussain Dar was martyred by Indian troops on this day in 2000.
On the other hand, Indian police arrested senior journalist, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, after raiding his residence in Srinagar, late last night.