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Security forces have been picking up young men to avert a repeat of the protests of 2010 [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]An online campaign, Free Kashmiri Political Prisoners, launched for the release of Kashmiri political prisoners from various Indian jails, is attracting endorsement and support from various academics, intellectuals and filmmakers from around the world. The circulated letter (which can be found here) of the campaign demands the release of all Kashmiri political prisoners, especially those who have been arrested without charges or on spurious charges of “sedition” — often simply for expressing political dissent. It also demands, fair trials for those

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Waqar Ahmad Moharkan Starting a worldwide campaign, a website has been launched in support of release of twenty-one-year-old, Waqar Ahmad Moharkan who was arrested in Srinagar and later shifted to the Kotbalwal Jail- 300 km from Srinagar, Kashmir. He has been in prison for more than five months now. People have started an online campaign, from wherever they are in the world, through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in solidarity with Waqar. The website ‘Free Waqar Campaign (official)’ has his personal and case details. It includes an online petition to be signed by the visitors-supporters. Waqar is a