Indian troops arrest 13 youth during operations in Pulwama
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have arrested more than a dozen youth during the ongoing crackdown operations in Pulwama district.
According to the Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the troops launched massive cordon and search operations in Sirnoo, Monghama and Kareemabad areas of the district.
They barged into houses, ransacked household goods and arrested, at least, 13 youth. The troops also harassed the inmates. A police official said the youth were arrested on charges of taking part in anti-India protests.
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The High Court of occupied Kashmir has directed the Indian authorities to respond to a petition seeking the shifting of illegally detained Kashmir Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to Srinagar.
In London, an exhibition titled “Stop Genocide in Kashmir” was organized on the Commonwealth Day. The participants of the exhibition were informed that India being a member of the Commonwealth was violating all the core values of the organization, which revolve around peace, democracy and human rights.
On Mar 11, the illegally detained senior APHC leader and Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Masarrat Aalam Butt, was presented before the court in Jammu in a fake case filed against him in 2012.
After listening the arguments from Public Prosecutor and the Counsel representing Masarrat Alam, the court listed the case for next hearing on 9th of next month.
Masarrat Aalam Butt is facing detention under draconian law Public Safety Act. The APHC leader has spent most part of his life in jail since 2008.