Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday called for a valleywide shutdown on February 3, Sunday to protest Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement the JRL comprising of Octogenarian Hurriyat Patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement said that the five years of Narendra Modi’s rule are marred with tyranny and oppression in Kashmir and his arrival only deserves a protest from the oppressed.
The prime minister will visit to all three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on February 3 to lay foundation stones for host of projects.
“Modi as Prime Minister ordered killings and maiming of Kashmiris, destruction of properties, damaging of Kashmiri economy, incarcerations of thousands of Kashmiris and other iron fist oppressive policies,” JRL said in the statement.
JRL appealed Kashmiris to observe a complete shutdown on Sunday, at Modi’s arrival in Jammu Kashmir, halt all their activities, transport, business on the day and give a message to the whole world that “Kashmiris despite all tyranny and oppression by Indian state will not stop their peaceful struggle for right to self-determination and rather will continue this struggle at every cost.”