Indian forces launch major crackdown in IOK


Srinagar, Jan. 3 (TNS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces launched massive crackdown operations against Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day being observed on Friday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his office at Aabi Guzar. He was shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar.

Kashmiris observe 5th January as ‘Right to Self-Determination Day’ every year.

The APHC has announced to organize a seminar in connection with the Day on Friday.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar called for a strike in Sopore on Saturday to commemorate the 6th January, 1993 massacre in the town.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed for the third consecutive day, today, in Pulwama against the killing of three youth including Fardeen Ahmed Khandey and Manzoor Ahmed Baba by the Indian troops.

All shops and business establishments and government and private offices were closed while transport was off the road.

Traders downed their shutters in Sopore against anti-people policies of the puppet administration.