Srinagar, Jun 24: Joint Hurriyat leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for a complete shutdown on Monday (today) against what it termed as “planned genocide” of Kashmiri youth by government forces.
The leadership trio expressed serious concern over the re-starting of operation All-Out and CASOs “with full vengeance against the people of Kashmir especially in South Kashmir which has resulted in the killing of four innocent civilians”.
“Operation All-Out was restarted by forces and CASO in South Kashmir villages resulting in harassment of people of all ages and when people resist to forces action they are showered with pellets and bullets with a sole aim of killing them,” the Joint Hurriyat said.
“Residential houses are being blasted. We can’t act as mute spectators over the brutal killings of unarmed protesters as since Eid-ul-Fitr. Four innocent people including the father of two minor siblings were killed by the forces,” they said.