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‘Ongoing killing spree’: Joint Hurriyat calls for candle light processions today

Srinagar, Nov 24: Joint Hurriyat Leadership has appealed the people of Kashmir to hold a candlelight vigil and torch processions after Magrib (evening) prayers on Sunday against the “ongoing killing spree in Kashmir.”

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and incarcerated Yasin Malik Saturday strongly condemned the “barbarism let loose against the people of Kashmir by government forces.”

In the statement issued on Saturday, the leadership strongly condemned the killing of a youth in Budgam and a girl in Kulgam.

“With these two murders this year alone, more than 400 Kashmiri’s have been killed. It clearly reflects that New Delhi believes in a policy of military might to suppress Kashmiris and their aspirations. The world community has to break its silence in the face of such oppression and urge government of India to stop these unabated killing and put a halt to its military approach,” the Joint Hurriyat statement read.