The joint resistance leadership has called for a two day long state-wide shutdown beginning tomorrow and has appealed the people to march to Tral, where the HM militant commander, Sabzar Bhat and his associate were killed in an encounter with the government forces today.
The joint resistance leadership has given the strike call on Sunday and Monday (May 28, 29) to protest the use of “unbridled force” on unarmed civilians after the killing of Sabzar Bhat and his aide in Tral village.
The leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, have called upon people to carry out a march to Tral on May 30 to pay tributes to Bhat and seven other militants killed in separate encounters on Saturday.
“The leadership has appealed to the people to participate in hundreds of thousands in the programme to pay best tribute to the slain militants,” said a statement, issued here today.
Meanwhile Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Saturday while paying tributes to the three militants said that three of its associates were killed in the encounter with government forces at an encounter in Tral area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir today.
In a statement that was issued to a local news agency by the Hizbul Mujahideen’s chief spokesman, Burhan-ud-din, he paid tributes to the slain militants.
Quoting the HM chief, Syed Salah-ud-din, Vice Chief, Saif-ul-llah Khalid, and field operational commander Mehmood Ghaznavi, HM paid rich tributes to the three slain militants.
“Though the killing of three militants including Sabzar Bhat alias Abu Zarar, Faizan Ahmad alias Umair, Adil Ahmad alias Hanzaka is painful but the martyrs have achieved their goal (martyrdom),” he said.
He said that the three militants including Sabzar who was close aid of Burhan Wani has played his exemplary role in the Kashmir’s freedom struggle. “Every drop of their blood will produce new Sabzar in the Valley,” he said.