Pakistan condemned India on Tuesday for detaining Kashmir separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik and called for the release of all jailed Kashmiri separatists. Malik, an executive member of the separatist All-Parties Hurriyat Conference, was detained by police on Monday under anti-terrorism law Poto after they arrested a woman carrying $100, 000 for his group. A Pakistan foreign ministry statement, quoted by the official APP news agency, called the charge trumped up and said the move reflected India’s ‘disregard for the fundamental rights and liberties of Kashmiris’ and frustration at failing to suppress their struggle. Police fired teargas in Srinagar on Tuesday to disperse dozens of demonstrators protesting against Malik’s arrest. The Pakistani statement urged India to ‘end its repression’ in Kashmir, release jailed Kashmiri separatists and resume deadlocked talks with Pakistan over Kashmir. a development following the exposure of fudging of the DNA samples of those killed at Pathribal in Anantnag, experts from Hyderabad and Kolkata laboratories reached here on Monday to collect fresh blood samples of the relatives of the victims.
A four-member team of forensic experts, two each from Hyderabad and Kolkata, arrived here along with inspector general of police Jammu P. L. Gupta. Addressing a press conference in Kabul on his first visit to Afghanistan, Musharraf ruled out joint operations with US troops to flush out terrorists hiding in Pakistan. Musharraf was referring to recent raids in Lahore and Faisalabad in the Punjab province, which led to the arrest of nearly sixty terrorists. Abu Zubaida, a top Al Qaeda official, is suspected to be among those detained.
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The Pakistani president presented a check of $10 million in aid to Afghanistan’s interim leader Hamid Karzai. Reacting to reports that the Centre continues to hold back door consultations with Hurriyat leaders, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday sarcastically advised the central government to continue ‘pampering’ Hurriyat Conference leaders. He, however, made it clear that they (Hurriyat leaders) would have to answer about their shelved plans of securing ‘independence’ for Kashmir or accession to Pakistan. Abdullah told reporters in Delhi that he would be happy if the Hurriyat contested the assembly polls as it would give ‘us an opportunity to seek answers from them about the miseries brought upon the people for more than a decade’.