Shutdown across IOK Today Against Civilian Killings

Srinagar, July 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed across the territory, today, against the civilian killings by the Indian army and paramilitary forces.
According to media sources, call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders Manufactures Federation. All shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed while traffic is off the road in all major cities and towns including Srinagar. The occupation authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from staging anti-India protests. In view of the strike, the authorities have suspended train services across Kashmir. “We have again suspended train service in the Kashmir valley following a fresh directive from police,” a senior railway official said. The JRL has also called for a march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada Naqshband Sahib (RA) in Srinagar on July 13 to pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931. The leadership in a joint statement said it along with people and resistance activists will march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada after Friday prayers on July 13 to offer Fateha for all Kashmiri martyrs. Paying tributes to the martyrs, the JRL held the Indian authorities responsible for merciless killings, saying that New Delhi’s approach was haughty. The leadership said the commitment and resolve of people towards the ongoing movement has frustrated the Indian authorities who are resorting to underhand and mysterious tactics to force the people and resistance leadership into submission. The JRL appealed to people to foil any attempt aimed at creating disunity among various sections of the society and religious sects, saying, “Since the human rights violation report on Kashmir was made public by the UN Human Rights Council, the Indian brutal authorities feel unnerved and they intend to tarnish the bond of unity among various sections of society in Jammu and Kashmir.” It said that the Indian authorities and their agencies had targeted various sections particularly the Sikh community in the territory. Paying rich tributes to Ubaid Manzoor Lone, Tamseel Ahmed, Andleeb Ali, Shakir Ahmed Khandey, Irshad Ahmed and other people martyred in the firing of the Indian troops, the JRL expressed deep concern over these heart-wrenching incidents. KASHMIR VOICE

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