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Joint Hurriyat calls for shutdown on Feb 17

Srinagar, Feb 15: Joint Hurriyat on Thursday called for a complete shutdown on February 17 against the killing of Yousuf Nadeem, shifting of Kashmiri inmates from central jail Srinagar and judicial bias of Indian judiciary against Kashmiris.
Joint Hurriyat comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik in a joint press release asked people to observe complete shutdown of Feb 17(Saturday) against the shifting of political inmates, cancellation of FIR in Shopian case and brutal killing of Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem .
While strongly condemning the brutal killing of a Hurriyat activist and spokesperson of Tehreek-I-Wahdat Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem who fell to the bullets of some unknown assailants at Beerwah recently, Joint Hurriyat said that Nadeem was a passionate freedom lover and his cold blooded in suspicious circumstances has raised many questions.
“Such killings can never deter freedom camp from pursuing the path of resistance and no stone will be left unturned to achieve the sacred goal,” they said.
Terming the recent Supreme Court verdict on FIR against army major an eye-opener, Joint Hurriyat said that Supreme Court verdict to stay FIR against army major clarifies the fact that every Indian institution has a prejudice against Kashmiris and institution of justice is no exception in this.
Joint Hurriyat while commenting on shifting of many Kashmiri inmates to Jammu jails said
,“Those so-called rulers are actually taking revenge of their own frustration and failures from Kashmir inmates.”