Making a fervent appeal to the people of District Pulwama and Shopian, Hurriyat (g) asked the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 6, 2019, on the poll day in the two districts of south Kashmir.
Quoting Geelani, the spokesman said; “on one hand killings, unabated arrest spree, economic strangulation, vehicular restriction, enforced demographic changes are on the peak and on another hand a vast military exercise under the veil of election is being thrust on this helpless nation just to hoodwink international community as well.”
Taking a serious notice of prevailing situation to push the people, especially the young generation to the wall, Hurriyat chairman regretted the government’s attitude to “suppress” the political will and freedom sentiments of the people of Kashmir.
Expressing serious concern over deploying heavy contingents of the forces especially around the whole districts of Pulwama and Shopian in order to create a dreadful atmosphere to harass and suffocate the people on the polling day, Hurriyat chairman hailed the steadfastness of the people of Pulwama and Shopian districts and assured them that people of Jammu and Kashmir fully support their resolve and commitment for the sacred mission of right to self-determination.
The pro-freedom leader urged the international community to rise to the occasion and come to the rescue of people of Kashmir who have been “victimized” for their legitimate demand of right to self-determination and help resolve the Kashmir issue at the earliest, in accordance with the wishes of the people.