SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom groups have called for a shutdown in Tral on Wednesday against the killing of two youth.
In a statement issued here, Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman quoting Chairman Syed Ali Geelani called for complete shutdown in Tral and its adjoining areas on April 15.
Geelani also appealed people to reach Tral on April 17( Friday) to register “their protest against the cold blooded murder of the civilians.”
“Geelani sahib will protest the state terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir by personally reaching Tral and appealed the people of the nation to make the program a success,” the spokesman said.
Demanding an impartial investigation into the killings, Geelani appealed the world community and human rights organization to take serious notice of the “killings of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces.”
Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has also appealed people to observe complete strike in Pulwama district on April 15 and stage valley wide protest demonstrations across Kashmir on Friday.
Besides, Mirwaiz asked the international rights organizations to play their role in persuading Indian establishment “to stop oppression and killing of innocent Kashmiris”.
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah also called for protests and shutdown in Tral against the “custodial killing of a student Khalid Hussain Wani.”
Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda Asiya Andrabi also condemned the killing of two youth by army in south Kashmir’s Tral area on April 13.
In a statement, Andrabi said that two youth Khalid Muzaffar Wani and Mohammad Younis Ganai were killed by army in “cold blood.”
She said that Wani was killed only because he is the brother of a leading militant Burhan Muzaffar Wani. “Both these youth were first arrested then taken to a nearby jungle then executed in cold blood in a joint operation by RR and SOG,” she alleged.
“If Burhan is an active militants who has picked up arms by conviction his brother was a civilian. The family of Younis also claimed that he was a civilian doing business and had no links with militants.”
She said that since Tral area was the hot bed for militants, Indian agencies were “trying to crush the resolve of the people there by such tactics. “Khalid was caught tortured and was asked reveal the location of his brother but when he didn’t yield, he was eliminated,” she claimed.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) also condemned the killing the youth .
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said: “Slaughtering of a civilian by Indian troops is barbaric and branding him as a militant is outrageous.”
“It is a cold blooded murder which is unacceptable. The youth of Kashmir are wiped out in a well planned conspiracy as they are the ones who raise their voice against tyranny.”