Hurriyat Calls For Protest, Shutdown

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Tuesday called for complete shutdown on Wednesday, March 29, against the civilian killings in Chadoora.

Asking people to observe complete shutdown on March 29 and hold protests after Friday prayers on March 31, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik expressed their deep grief over killing of three youths near the encounter site.

Blaming Indian forces “for their brutalities” against civilians, the leaders said, “it is outcome of army chief’s threat statement that forces are now carrying the civilian killings.”

Blaming state administration “for chaos” in state, the resistance leadership said, “under well thought design, forces and state police is killing innocent civilians.” “In case killings are not stopped, we will call people to resist this killing spree.”

Lashing at authorities, the pro-freedom leadership said, “so-called state administration and Indian authorities will have to face dire consequences. They are gagging the genuine voices through barrel of gun and pushing people to the wall. The officials and forces personals involved in these killings are neither tried for their crimes nor till now even a single official was punished or brought to book.”

“We will prefer martyrdom and won’t succumb to any pressure,” said joint leadership in their statement. “Enough is enough and we won’t tolerate these serial killings and it is better to face this mayhem once for all, come what may.”

Demanding impartial probe in to Chadoora episode and exemplary action against assassins, the leadership said, “until the international community and human rightist organization take their cognizance in these gruesome episodes, the state of uncertainty will haunt the whole region.”

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