Siege by troops triggers clashes in Pulwama, Anantnag
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, clashes broke out between Indian troops and protesters in Pulwama and Anantnag districts against a cordon and search operation (CASO) launched by the troops on Tuesday morning.
The operation was launched by the troops in Bongam area of Karimabad village. Immediately after the cordon, a group of youth assembled near the site and staged anti-India protests. The forces used force and fired teargas shells on the protesters triggering clashes. The youth pelted stones the Indian troops with stones.
Meanwhile, the troops also launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. Personnel of Indian Army, police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force laid a siege around Kehripora village in Soaf Shali area of the district. The house to house searches were conducted in the village.
YASIN MALIK’S DETENTION PROLONGED BY DESIGN: JRL
In Occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has strongly condemned the extension of judicial custody of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik by a National Investigation Agency court up to July 7.
The JRL, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said that the illegal detention of Muhammad Yasin Malik was being deliberately prolonged under political vendetta in violation of basic principles of democracy and humanity.
The JRL also denounced the continued detention of resistance leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Merajdin Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid Yousuf, Zahoor Watali and women resistance leaders Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen by NIA and Enforcement Directorate.
All these leaders are languishing in Delhi’s Tihar jail for the past more than two years on baseless charges. The statement deplored that the leaders were not released despite the fact that these agencies had failed to bring any substantial evidence against them.
The JRL termed the prolonged detention of these leaders as political vendetta to break the resolve of resistance leadership. It urged the world organizations like Asia Watch, International Committee of Red Cross, Amnesty International and others to take serious steps in building pressure on India to ensure the release of all these detainees as well as those lodged in Kathua, Udhampur, Kotbhalwal and other jails for their political ideology.