Syed Ali Shah Geelani calls for shutdown on April 12

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday called for a shutdown on April 12 against the beating and continuous harassment of Kashmiri students in Jammu and other outside state as well as against the vadalization of martyrs’ graveyard in Karimabad Pulwama.

“The manner in which Indian media and some communal forces have projected a trifle issue at NIT Srinagar has imperiled safety of Kashmiri students and traders outside the state. The communal forces have started to attack them everywhere,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.

He also condemned the desecration of martyrs’ graveyard in Karimabad Pulwama, terming it ‘cowardice and open terrorism by government forces’.

“I urge people from all walks of life to observe a complete shutdown on April 12 (Tuesday),” Geelani added.

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