Azadi camp extends shutdown for two more days

Srinagar: Expressing shock over the fresh killings in South Kashmir, a joint Azadi camp led by by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have extended the strike call for two more days.

Castigating the government Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz  said that using the ‘indiscriminate’ force was surprising and unwarranted while appealing people to gather in local Masjids for expressing their resentment.

“The use of indiscriminate force in the Valley has now become a routine as they know that they are accountable to none,” Mirwaiz told a local news agency KNS.
He said that government knew that the people of the state particularly in the Valley had harboring resentment against the system yet the authorities instead of restraining resorted to indiscriminate firing resulting in fresh casualties.
He said the use of force on angry and unarmed people is a testimony of the fact that government has lost patience and has gone more trigger happy due to mass resentment from the public.
Mirwaiz further said that the situation on the ground was an eye-opener for the government who claim that they rule by the virtue of the popular support.
He said that extending the call for Sunday and Monday was decided jointly by his faction along with Geelani led Hurriyat Conference (G) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

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