Hurriyat (G) thanks people for observing shutdown
All Party Hurriyat Conference (G) has thanked people of Kashmir for making the protest program of Joint Resistance Leadership a success.
"The shutdown was a referendum by the people across Kashmir in support of their freedom from forcible control and clear message to world community and India rulers that Kashmiris will continue their fight right to self determination," Hurriyat (G) spokesperson said in a statement.
"Despite strict government restrictions and indiscriminate arrests of pro-freedom leaders and activists, people followed the program. The restrictions, crackdown against leaders and activists and clamping curfew like situation is illogical. The fact is government wants to hide its dark face and weaknesses because whenever people held peaceful demonstrations they were stopped by police through violent means," the statement added.
"Until the mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru are not returned to their families, the whole nation will not budge on this demand. We are looking for the world community to come to the rescue and help us in this regard so that mortal remains of these two martyrs are handed over to their families," he added.