1,100 youth arrested during sham polls in IOK

Srinagar, December 28, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Voice of Victims, a local human rights watchdog, has said that Indian police had arrested more than 1100 youth including a large number of teenagers during the sham assembly elections in the territory. The rights body in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that these youth were picked up from Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore, Badgam and Islamabad, and majority of them were still in police custody.

APHC leader, Syed Bashir Andrabi addressing a group of people in Islamabad town said that India could not divert peoples’ attention from the liberation struggle through arrest and detention of Hurriyet leaders, activists and youth.

Another APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement said that Kashmir was a living reality and its settlement in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations as per UN resolutions was imperative for peace in the South Asian region.

Hurriyet leader, Mohammad Azam Inqilabi in a statement in Srinagar urged Indian rulers to abandon obduracy on Kashmir and adopt a realistic approach towards settlement of the Kashmir dispute. The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in a statement issued in Srinagar revealed that they had received letters from Kashmiri detainees in jails that the inmates were forced to take impure water, lifted directly from Jhelum River.

Meanwhile, famous Dal Lake and other water bodies froze partially as cold wave conditions intensified with mercury plunging to minus 5.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar. Dal dwellers, using their oars, were seen breaking the layer of ice at several places to make way for their shikaras to reach the banks of the lake.

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