Hurriyat factions, JKLF call for shutdown on Oct 27
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 24: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) have urged people to observe a complete shutdown on October 27.
Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a statement here appealed all the Kashmiris residing in Pakistan administered Kashmir, Pakistan, Britain, and other countries of the world to hold demonstrations on October 27, to draw the international community’s attention towards the unresolved Kashmir issue.
“Jammu Kashmir was an independent state till October 26, 1947. India air dropped its forces on October 27, 1947, taking its control,” said Geelani, adding that “Since then the people of Kashmir are struggling to seek their Right to Self Determination.”
In a statement here, a JKLF spokesman urged people to observe complete strike on October 27 to put across a message to the world that peace and stability in the subcontinent would remain a fetched dream without resolving Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of people of state.
“After taking control, the then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawahir Lal Nehru made repeated promises that Kashmiris would be provided an opportunity to decide their own future,” he added.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (M) also called for a shutdown on October 27. He said Hurriyat had always maintained Kashmir issue has to be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people.
“India should shun its dominating attitude for the larger interest of peace in the sub-continent and take steps to resolve the Kashmir issue through UN resolutions or tri-partie talks ,” he added.
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