APHC appeals for complete boycott of so-called Indian elections on Monday

APHC appeals for complete boycott of so-called Indian elections on Monday

In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani has appealed for complete boycott of fourth phase of the so-called Indian Parliamentary elections, tomorrow.

Complete shutdown will also be observed in Kulgam district in this regard.

In a statemetn in Srinagar, Gilani said boycott would send a message to world that the people of Jammu and Kashmir wanted to get rid of forcible Indian occupation of their motherland.

He said election process is nothing but an armed drill aimed at strengthening its illegal control in the occupied territory.

However, he said successful poll boycott has frustrated the Indian leadership, which could be well read from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches.

In a statement in Srinagar, Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai urged international community to send their teams to visit the Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in jails of occupied Kashmir and India.

Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem Azadi in a statement also expressed concern over the prolonged detention of the Kashmiri prisoners.

Meanwhile, Indian police arrested two Kashmiri youth during a crackdown operation in Wathoora area of Chadoora in Budgam district, today. The detainees were identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Junaid Ahmad Dar, who are residents of Wathoora area.

Srinagar-Leh highway after remaining cut off from the rest of the world for at least five months was reopened for vehicular traffic, today. The 443 kilometer long highway was opened after the clearance of snow.