SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) and JKLF on Monday called for complete state-wide shutdown on February 27 (Saturday) against the “illegal” detention of Delhi University’s former lecturer, SAR Geelani and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students.
Demanding revocation of sedition charges against Geelani and JNUSU leader, Kanhaiya Kumar, the conglomerate said it will carry
out peaceful protests after Friday prayers from all district
Addressing a press conference at Sanat Nagar office here, Hurriyat (G)
secretary general, Shabir Ahmad Shah said “witch-hunting” of Kashmiris studying in various states of India must be stopped.
Asked about the youths choosing “violent” way of struggle, Shah said armed struggle is part of the ongoing freedom movement. “India’s stubborn approach and unwillingness to resolve the Kashmir issue
peacefully has pushed youth to the wall.”
He said the death threat to conglomerate’s Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani by underworld don Ravi Pujari is “part of many conspiracies hatched against the veteran pro-freedom leader”.
Shah appealed people from all sections of the society to make the
shutdown call a success.
Meanwhile, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, also called for shutdown on February 27 against continuous detention of SAR Geelani and registering of “false” case against him and JNU students.
In a statement issued here, Malik said, “We will not remain silent over the continued efforts of demonising Kashmiri students in Delhi and other Indian states.”