In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has said that people have again rejected the sham local bodies' elections by staging boycott and observing protest shutdown during the second phase of the poll drama, yesterday.
The JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said, People's slogan is clear: No to all election, only right of self-determination.
Meanwhile, Indian troops have launched cordon and search operations in Kupwara and Baramulla districts.
The troops launched the operations at Shatgund Bala, Qalamabad and Shatgund in Handwara area of Kupwara and at Dangarpora in Sopore area of Baramulla.
On the other hand, the occupation authorities have suspended the mobile Internet services in the areas and ordered closure of all educational institutions in Kupwara, Bandipora, Pattan and Baramulla in north Kashmir and Pulwama district in south Kashmir.
A special police officer (SPO) of Indian police was injured in an attack at Karimabad in Pulwama district.