Geelani calls for shutdown
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 1: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today called for a complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday to protest the death of a youth in police custody in Sopore town.
"The killing of Nazim Rashid is a blatant violation of human rights by the state police," the separatist leader said here.
Geelani appealed to the people to observe a total shutdown on August three in the Valley to protest the incident.
The veteran pro-freedom leader said that police and army were conducting raids and house-to-house searches in Sopore and its adjoining areas that had terrified the residents.
Rashid, a 28-year-old youth, died in police custody in Baramulla district's Sopore town yesterday a day after he was detained.
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