Kashmir massacres: Geelani calls for Shutdown in Gowkadal, Kupwara and Handwara



While calling for complete shutdown in Gowkadal areas, Handwara and Kupwara towns on 21, 25 and 27 January 2015 respectively and organizing special prayers on these days on the completion of 26 years of 21 January 1990 massacre of Gowkadal and 25 January massacre of Handwara and 22 years of 27 January 1994 massacre of Kupwara, Chairperson All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani appealed the international human rights organizations to play their role in conducting the impartial investigation into all massacres of Jammu and Kashmir and in punishing the accused forces personnel who were involved in the “war crimes” in this region and perform their duty in preventing the further loss of precious human lives.

“During last 26 years more than a lakh Kashmiri people were killed by the Indian army and the great nations never forget their brave and bold sons who offer their pious lives for the better future of the nation,” he said.

In a press release from New Delhi, Geelani said, “India and its agencies are working hard on the project that Kashmiris will forget their Martyrs and didn’t mention anywhere the sacrifices of the nation which they have given in their long freedom struggle till date. The policy makers of India want that the new generation of Kashmir should remain unaware about the historic perspective of the Kashmir dispute and the freedom struggle of their nation and they should compromise over the slavery of India so that they can lengthen their illegal occupation here.”

“Keeping in view this situation, our first responsibility is that we should again and again remember these incidents and the brave sons of the soil.”


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