Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik Wednesday called for a complete shutdown on July 21.
“The shutdown will be a protest and deep resentment against all killings of Kashmiris, especially the systematic genocide of our youth by the state forces and their persecution and illegal detention, arbitrary curfews and restrictions in the valley , beating and injuring of people ,curbs and persecution of leadership to the extent of disallowing them from participating in family funerals by force,” the leaders said in a joint statement.
“The leadership will lead a peaceful sit in protest outside the UN office in Sonwar, in which people from all walks of life will participate on Friday 21st July after Juma prayers (which will be jointly offered at Astane Aliya Saad sb) while a complete shutdown will be observed on that day,” they said.
According to the statement the sit in will urge the the UN to ask Govt. of India to stop the massacre of people in Kashmir and a reminder for it to fulfill its commitments made to the people of J&K.