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Killing spree: Joint Hurriyat calls for shutdown today

Srinagar, Nov 25: Joint Hurriyat Leaders comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik called for a complete shutdown on Monday against the killings of “18 Kashmiris in last 3 days and injuring hundreds by the indiscriminate use of bullets, pellets and other oppressive measures by Indian occupational forces.”

In a statement, the leadership trio said that government forces “at the behest of colonial authorities have crossed every limit of tyranny and are enjoying a complete immunity.”

While paying rich tributes to those slain in Shopian, Bijbehara, and Pampore in the last three days, they said that Kashmir has been turned into a “slaughter house where forces are free to kill, maim, torture, vandalize, harass common people which has only one purpose to enforce and strengthen a military occupation.”

Appealing Kashmiris to observe a complete shutdown against the “killing spree” on Monday, the Joint Hurriyat said that the protest against “state sponsored terrorism should send a firm signal to the oppressors that tyranny and oppression can’t defeat our valour and passion for right to self-determination.”