In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops have intensified cordon and search operations across territory and arrested hundreds of people ahead of so-called District Development Councils and Panchayat elections.
The polling for first phase of eight-phased elections for DDC and vacant seats of panchayat is being held tomorrow.
Indian troops and police personnel have been carrying on CASOs in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Doda, Kishtwar, Samba, Poonch, Rajouri and other areas of the territory for the past several days.
Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Abdul Samad Inqilabi, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Forum, in their statements in Srinagar strongly condemned the arrest spree unleashed by the authorities in the territory.
Meanwhile, posters issued by Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League in various areas of Srinagar and Pulwama urged the people to boycott the sham polls.