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Separatists call shutdown on June 2

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Srinagar: Joint separatist leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohd Yasin Malik have asked the people of Kashmir to observe a general strike on June 2nd Saturday to ‘register strong and peaceful protest against the barbaric and vile actions of brutality’.

“Terming the recent increase in civilian killings, desecration of religious places, unnecessary and unjustified deployment of heavy contingents of forces in  Jamia Masjid Srinagar area, desecration of graveyards of martyrs, chopping off  fruit orchards at Sugam Shopian, Killing of a civilian Bilal Ahmad Ganie and plight of prisoners in various jails including Tihar, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) appeals freedom loving people of Kashmir to observe a general strike on June 2nd, Saturday”, a statement issued here said.

“JRL condemned the role played by the chief minister of the state by remaining a mere spectator of the atrocities inflicted on the people of Kashmir and reminded her past when she used to shed crocodile tears on the funeral of slain youth and meeting with families of our martyrs”, added the statement.

The separatists appealed UN Secretary General and UN member countries to appoint a delegation, to take stock of the volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir regarding gross violations of human rights at the hands of Indian occupation forces.

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