Illegally detained vice Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has expressed concern over killing and arrest of youth and harassment of women and children in the ongoing cordon and search operations by Indian troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a message from New Delhi’s Tihar jail ahead of Laylatul Qadar, observed on 27th night of Ramazan, he appealed to Kashmiri Muslims to remember all martyrs in their prayers on the occasion.

As a result of the sacrifices of these martyrs, he said Kashmir issue has taken center-stage at all global platforms.

In a tweet, Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti condemned the diktat of an Indian Army-backed school in Baramulla asking the teachers to avoid hijab.

She said that Jammu and Kashmir is not like any Indian state where they bulldoze houses of minorities and not allow them the freedom to dress as they want.

National Conference vice President Omar Abdullah said hijab is the religious obligation and nobody has a right to interfere “in our religious matters”.

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