Srinagar: Hilal War, leader of People’s Political Party on Tuesday said that the pro-freedom leadership ignored mention on Gaw Kadal massacre in the recently issued protest calendar. He described the negligence as ‘a sinister plot and asked the resistance leadership to seek apology from people. Interestingly, War’s group is a constituent of Mirwaiz-led faction of Hurriyat Conference.
“If the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has deliberately ignored the Gaw Kadal Massacre in their joint protest calendar, then it is sinister plot or in case it was a mistake then they are incompetent,” War told reporters at his Maisuma residence.
“The leadership must have called for no relaxation on Jan 21 but unfortunately they have forgotten the sacrifices of lives rendered by 52 people and injuries of 250 Kashmiris,” he said.
The Hurriyat later announced that shutdown would be observed in Gaw Kadal locality on January 21.