Complete shutdown in Kashmir tomorrow over brutal killings by Indian Army

Complete shutdown in Kashmir tomorrow over brutal killings by Indian Army

SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir , complete shutdown will be observed, on Wednesday, against the civilian killings in Shopian and shifting of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders from Srinagar central jail to jails in Jammu.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The leaders in a joint statement described the civilian killings and the shifting of prisoners including Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati as acts of state terrorism.

The JRL has also called for a march towards Shopian, tomorrow, for the congregational condolence of six civilians martyred in Indian army firing on a private vehicle in Shopian district on Sunday night.

The statement said that JRL leaders and activists along with people will march towards Shopian to pay tributes to the martyrs.

Meanwhile, life continued to remain paralyzed in South Kashmir and parts of Srinagar for the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the Shopian killings.

All shops, business establishments and government and private offices were closed and traffic was off the road in Shopian and Pulwama. The Srinagar-Banihal train service was suspended while internet services remained snapped in the two districts.

Hundreds of villagers staged massive protests in Shopian to mourn the killings.

In Geneva, Kashmiri representatives, Sardar Amjad Yousf, Hassan-al-Banna, Advocate Parvez Ahmad Shah, Shameem Shawl and Professor Shgufta Ashraf during a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Michel Frost, briefed him on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir .