SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Sunday called for complete shutdown in Kashmir and Chenab Valley against the “bloodbath perpetrated by the blood-thirsty occupational forces of India” across south Kashmir.
In a statement, the DeM chief said that people should unanimously register a strong protest against the “massacre of mujahideen and civilians”.
“Jammu and Kashmir is in a state of mourning and I appeal the pro-resistance leadership to rise to the occasion and rightfully guide the people at this crucial juncture. We are being massacred and the whole world is watching like a mute spectator,” she said. “We appeal the leadership to chalk out a proper plan at this critical juncture of the resistance movement.”
Andrabi said it was the responsibility of the resistance leadership to safeguard the sacrifices and to take the Kashmir resistance movement to logical conclusion.
She also appealed people to march towards south Kashmir especially Shopian to offer condolences with bereaved families and express solidarity with them.
Andrabi also expressed dissatisfaction over the “only verbal” protests by Pakistan’s Foreign Office against killings in Kashmir.
“Merely issuing statements and warnings are not going to yield desired results. The government of Pakistan should come out of the habit of issuing just (statements) and activate its diplomats to appraise the world about the oppression unleashed by Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir and announce a day as nation mourning,” the DeM chief said.
“The Pakistan Embassy in India should also register a protest in the appropriate quarters against the massacre,” Aasiya said.