Srinagar: The Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Friday appealed people to observe the complete shutdown on October 27th to protest the anniversary of the Indian army’s arrival in the Valley in 1947.
“The day army landed in Kashmir, we have been witnessing bloodshed,” Sehrai said in a statement.
Condemning the killings and arrest spree, Sehrai urged the UN to intervene into the Kashmir issue and “intensify pressure on New Delhi to shun violence and initiate a process for granting right to self-determination to Kashmiris”.
The TeH chairman said that “full scale war has been waged on innocents Kashmiris just to silence their voices”.
“Kashmiri people irrespective of their age and gender,” he said, “have offered priceless sacrifices for the noble cause and time is not far when the people would see the dawn of freedom in return of such pious sacrifices.”
Sehrai paid tributes to the slain militants killed in recent days and said our youth are pushed to the wall and have no option left but to take extreme steps.
“…and those who strive for a sacred cause, never die,” he added.