JRL calls for Kulgam Chalo on Wed, complete shutdown on Oct 27 | KNO

JRL calls for Kulgam Chalo on Wed, complete shutdown on Oct 27 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, October 23 (KNO) : Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday issued a fresh protest programme against the Kulgam killings and appealed people to observe complete shutdown on October 27.JRL in a statement issued here said that “on October 24 (Wednesday) people, especially those living in south Kashmir districts will march towards village Laroo in Kulgam district to express sympathy and the solidarity with the families who lost their loved ones in the Kulgam massacre by Indian forces.” “The march to Kulgam is to convey to the people of Laroo that people of entire Kashmir are with them and share their grief and pain and that they are not alone against the ultimate repression unleashed to crush the peoples’ demand for the right to self determination,” JRL said.JRL said that on October 26 (Friday), Imams of all shrines, masjids and Imam Baras across Kashmir will raise their voice against the killing of innocent people in Kulgam and also stage peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the bloodshed in Kulgam. The trio also urged Imams to lead special prayers for all martyrs of Kashmir, especially those killed recently at Kulgam.“On October 27 (Saturday) the black day of Kashmir history, will be observed by all as “Occupation Day” as it was on this day in 1947, that Indian troops landed in Kashmir to occupy us and our land and since then lakhs of forces continue to occupy us and our land illegally,” JRL said. “A complete protest strike will be observed on that day. JRL appeals to Kashmir Diaspora on both sides of ceasefire line to observe the day in solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren and in whatever country they are educate the people through posters banners placards about the Kashmir dispute and grave human rights abuses here,” the trio added.(KNO)