Geelani calls for shutdown on Saturday
‘Stage Protest After Friday Prayers’
Srinagar, July 21: Hurriyat Conference (G) has called for protests after Friday prayers and complete shutdown on Saturday against the alleged gang rape of a woman in Kulgam district and assault on its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
“Kashmiris living in other parts of the world including people of Pakistan administered Kashmir should also participate in the protests to express solidarity with their fellow countrymen,” Geelani said, in a statement issued here after the meeting of the amalgam’s Majlis-e-Shoora.
Geelani accused New Delhi of resorting, “to worst form of terrorism to crush the struggle of Kashmiris.”
“Despite these cheap tactics, our freedom movement is continuing. We want to make it clear that Kashmiris will never give up their birthright,” he said.
The conglomerate has also taken strong note of the “murderous attack” on Geelani during a rally at Verinag.
“These acts of hooliganism cannot deter me. Till my last breath, I will continue to raise voice for the freedom of Kashmir and no power of the world can stop me from it,” he said.
Demanding immediate release of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the amalgam said these acts can create hurdles in the resolution of Kashmir issue and restoration of peace in south Asia.
“The country which helps Sudan and East Timor to accomplish their aspirations has taken an ambassador of Kashmiris in detention without any justification,” it said.
Expressing concern over detentions including of Qurat-ul-Ain of Sopore, the conglomerate said they will continue protests till political detainees are not released.
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