Many Hurriyat leaders, activists arrested ahead of sham polls

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have arrested several Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the so-called local bodies and panchayat elections to prevent them from conducting poll boycott campaign in the territory.
Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, from his office at Aabi Guzar in Srinagar on Tuesday to stop him from carrying out the election boycott drive. A JKLF spokesman said that many party leaders and activists had also been put behind the bars during the past few days to prevent them from campaigning against the polls
Earlier, Indian police had arrested the Chief spokesman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, from his residence in Srinagar on September 27 and later booked him under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). He is currently lodged at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu. Other APHC leaders including Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Syed Imtiaz Haider have also been put under illegal detention.

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