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Joint Hurriyat calls for shutdown today

Srinagar, Sep 27: The Joint Hurriyat has called for shutdown tomorrow against the killing of a civilian in Qamarwari area of Srinagar during a cordon-and-search-operation.
Joint Hurriyat comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement while strongly condemn the fresh wave of “selective genocide of Kashmiri youth”.
Joint Hurriyat also condemned the fresh arrest spree of pro-freedom leadership in the name of creating environment for civic polls and the frequent CASOs across the length and breadth of Kashmir, especially south Kashmir and called for a complete shutdown and protests on September 28 (Friday).
The Leadership said that one hand the drama of holding civic polls is being enacted which always have been conducted under a massive military operation and on the other hand, massive crackdown is being launched on the resistance leadership by slapping them with PSA and lodging them in Jammu prisons and also selectively killing the youth.
The leadership paid rich tributes to Muhammad Saleem Malik of Noorbagh and the killing of two armed youth in Panzath encounter in Budgam and another armed youth in Dooru, Islamabad stating that creating a fear psychosis in the minds of people and then holding polls under the barrel of gun is not going to yield anything for Government of India as people of Kashmir who are committed to the goal of freedom have already rejected the election bogey and won’t be befooled by this farcical exercise.
The Leadership said that feeling frustrated by the commitment of people towards the right to self-determination, New Delhi and its forces in Kashmir are resorting to open aggression which includes killing and maiming innocent people of Kashmir.