In occupied Kashmir, Indian police in a massive crackdown arrested more than two dozen people raids in different areas of South Kashmir.

The forces surrounded a cluster of houses in Murran area of Pulwama and detained twenty-one people. The youth were arrested on the charge of stone pelting.

Five persons were arrested in Tral and other areas of South Kashmir on fake charge of an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy on Jammu-Srinagar highway, last month.

Police also submitted a charge-sheet against nine youth in connection with a fake case registered in July last year.

The Indian authorities, today, shifted twenty two detainees from Srinagar central jail to jails in Baramulla and Kupwara.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, in a statement in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned the dastardly acts of Indian authorities to strangulate the already ailing economy of Jammu and Kashmir by blocking Srinagar-Jammu highway for civilian traffic.

Traders associated with the business across the Line of Control in Kashmir submitted a memorandum to the UN Observer Office in Muzaffarabad demanding of the world body to play its role for resumption of the suspended trade across the LoC.

On the other hand, in utter frustration to New Delhi, no one voted in, at least, 60 villages in the poll-bound areas of Kulgam district during the fourth phase of sham Indian parliamentary elections on Islamabad’s Lok Sabha seat, the other day.