Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a three-day shutdown against the killings of seven civilians and three militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.
Taking to social networking site Twitter Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz wrote: “Bullets and pellets rain!As Govt of India has decided to kill Kashmiri’s through its #ArmedForces who control us, JRL and people will march towards Badami Bagh Army cantonment on Monday 17 Dec to ask GOI to kill all of us at one time rather than killing us daily.”
“From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across,” Mirwaiz tweeted.
From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) December 15, 2018
Three militants and an army man were killed in a gunfight in Kharpora Sarnooi village, while seven civilians were killed after the forces opened fire on protesters.
The slain militants were identified as Adnan alias Tahir Hizbi, a resident of Karimabad, Bilal Ahmad alias Hashim, a resident of Rajpora and a former army man Zahoor Ahmad who deserted the army ranks and joined militancy.
The slain civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, a resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder, Touseef Ahmad Mir of Chersoo Pulwama and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.