Geelani calls for strike in Baramulla

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Srinagar: Expressing his deep sorrow, grief and shock over the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Shaikh Altaf, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday called for complete shutdown in the Baramulla district on June 10.

In a statement he alleged there is hand of the Indian secret agencies behind the killing of Sheikh Altaf and “by this way they actually want to frighten and terrorize the people who are on the forefront of the freedom struggle of Kashmir.”

On the directions of Geelani, a Tehreek-e-Hurriyat delegation which consisted of Hurriyat leaders Bashir Ahmad Farooqi, Master Ali Mohammad, Shaikh Mohammad Ramzan, Bashir Ahmad Quraishi, Abdul Hameed Magray and Syed Imtiyaz Hyder immediately rushed to Sopore where they participated in the funeral prayers of Shaikh Altaf and paid glorious tributes to him.

While remembering the contribution of Shaikh Altaf in the freedom struggle of Kashmir, Geelani said, “He was a pro-freedom person from his childhood and he has spent years in the jails. His whole family has affected by the freedom movement and his younger brother Shaikh Abdul Rouf was killed by the army some 20 years back when he was returning from Aligarh University to the Valley.”

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