Indian troops, dreaded agencies intensify CASOs, raids in IIOJK



Indian troops and dreaded agencies have intensified their violent cordon and search operations and house raids in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.

Indian troops, police and paramilitary personnel are conducting search operations and house raids in different areas of Srinagar, Badgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts on a daily basis. The residents of several areas told the media that the troops barge into their houses anytime, abuse the inmates including women and children and vandalize the household goods. They said several people including religious scholars have been arrested by the Indian forces’ personnel during the last few days. They said the sleuths of India’s National Investigation Agency and State Investigation Agency have taken away important documents, mobile phones and laptops during raids.

Meanwhile, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Syed Bashir Andrabi, in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the international community, particularly the United Nations, to take cognizance of the killing of Hurriyat leader, Altaf Ahmad Shah, and play role in the release of all illegally detained Kashmiris to save their lives. He deplored that India is victimizing the Kashmiris for challenging its illegal occupation of their homeland. A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League visited the house of the martyred leader at Bachpura in Srinagar and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

New Delhi controlled State Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet in court in Srinagar against the Editor of a digital magazine, Fahad Shah, and PhD scholar, Abdul Aala Fazili, in false cases registered against them. Indian police had arrested Fahad Shah on February 04, 2022, under black law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on the charges of publishing anti-India content in his magazine The Kashmir Walla. Similarly, the police arrested Abdul Aala Fazili on April 17, this year, for writing an article in the same magazine in 2011.

On the other hand, people staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar, today, against the occupation authorities’ order allowing the sale of beer at departmental stores in urban areas. The protesters including women demanded of the authorities to withdraw the order. Indian police arrested several demonstrators on the occasion. Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema, an umbrella organization of several religious scholars from Kashmir, in a statement denounced the move. The Friday sermons in several mosques of the valley reverberated with slogans demanding the immediate withdrawal of the order.

In India, a mob of more than 200 Hindu extremists ransacked a mosque at Bhora Kalan in Gurgaon city of Haryana. They also assaulted Muslims who were praying inside and threatened to expel them from the area. Although the anti-Muslim violence happened on Wednesday night, the Indian police have so far failed to arrest any of the culprits.—KMS


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