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Joint Hurriyat to people: ‘Kulgam march today, shutdown on Oct 27’

Srinagar, Oct 23: Joint Hurriyat Leadership Tuesday called for a march to south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday to pay homage to seven civilians killed in a blast in Laroo village on Sunday.

The leadership also called for a shutdown on October 27.

In a statement, the Joint Hurriyat comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik appealed to people in general and those living in south Kashmir in particular to march to Kulgam on Wednesday in solidarity with the families of seven civilians killed in Kulgam blast.

The leadership has also called for protests after Friday prayers to denounce the killings.

The Joint Hurriyat urged people to observe shutdown on October 27. “October 27 should be observed as ‘black day’ against the landing of Indian army in Kashmir valley,” they said, in the statement.