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Separatists call for protests after Friday prayers

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Srinagar, Apr 12: The separatists today urged all sections of the society to stage protests after Friday prayers tomorrow against the “genocide of Kashmiris”.

In a joint statement today, the separatist tri of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the government forces have been given unbridled powers to kill Kashmiris.

“Four young boys killed in forces’ action in Khudwani yesterday is highly deplorable act,” they said.

“We urge all sections of the society, including students, lawyers, traders, doctors, engineers, civil society activists and also the Imams of all the Masjids across Kashmir to stage strong protest against the civilian killings in Kashmir after Friday prayers tomorrow against killing of civilians, indiscriminate use of pellets and vandalising of properties,” they said.

Appealing international community for their cognizance of the “appalling state-sponsored terrorism”, they impressed upon “global hearers” the need to raise their voice and “come to the rescue of subjugated people in Kashmir”.

Pertinently, while Geelani and Mirwaiz continue to be under house-arrest, Malik was arrested yesterday and lodged in Central jail.

“The growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in the state has touched alarming levels, and turned this beautiful place into a battlefield,” the joint statement said. “Under a well-thought-out plan, the Indian authorities, forces and their henchmen are carrying out genocide here,” it added.

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