Malik, Zaffar call for shutdown on Oct 27

SRINAGAR: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and Salvation Movement on Saturday called for complete shutdown on October 27, appealing people to observe the day as “black day”.
JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who continues to be in police custody, termed October 27 as “the blackest day” in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
“On this day Indian army forcibly occupied the state and snatched our freedom. This illegal occupation continues till date and lakhs of Kashmiris have sacrificed their lives for freedom,” Malik said in a statement.
The party said its diplomatic bureau presented a memorandum to the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, asking the country to make the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “shun policy of oppression and communal politics in Jammu Kashmir”.
The memorandum was presented by JKLF diplomatic bureau chief Professor Zafar Khan and Mehmood Hussain, it said.
Salvation Movement Chairman Zaffar Akber Bhat, while appealing people to observe October 27 as “black day”, said “Kashmiris continue to face the worst kind of human rights violation.”
“As the world is celebrating 70th United Nations day, the whole Kashmir has been turned into a military garrison. This should serve as an eye-opener for the world community,” he said.