Crackdown operations launched in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Indian police and paramilitary forces, today, launched massive crackdown operations against Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day being observed on Friday.

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. The police arrested other Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Siddiqui, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Molvi Bashir Ahmed, and lodged them in different police stations. Pertinently, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, continues to remain under house arrest since 2010 while Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, is also facing house detention.

Kashmiris observe 5th January as ‘Right to Self-Determination Day’ every year. It was on this day in 1949 when the UN Security Council had passed a resolution that promised that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be allowed to decide their political future through the exercise of right to self-determination. The APHC has announced to organize a seminar in connection with the Day on Friday.

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