While terming the killing of another innocent and unarmed youth in Narbal area of Budgam district as another worst episode of the Mufti government in Jammu & Kashmir, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani appealed for complete shutdown in Budgam district on April 19, Sunday and said that he himself with separatist leaders will held a sit-in for 1 hour at 2:00 pm afternoon on Sunday in-front of Partap Park in Lalchowk Srinagar against innocent killings.
In a statement to KNS, he also termed the “propaganda of the government agencies and agents as ridiculous that the Narbal killing has occurred due to the shutdown call. He questioned that if it is so then why an innocent youth was killed in Tral few days back when there was no Hartal in place.”
He further added that “this is an old mischievous propaganda of the Indian agencies which is amid to shadow the worst kind of state terrorism going on in this state.”
While terming the shutdown as the only option left to protest the innocent killings, Hurriyat (G) chairman said that the shutdown is not our hobby but it becomes necessary at times when innocents are killed by forces and then even ban us to morn their deaths.
While justifying the district wise shutdown calls, Geelani said that the killing of innocents and unarmed people has become the norm of the state and every passing day comes with these kinds of unfortunate incidents. The leadership have to be very farsighted and should be having deep insight upon the consequences and impacts of the programs.
“He said that we have to consider every issue and every concern. Everybody in Kashmir wants complete freedom from the cruel clutches of India so we should prepare ourselves for the decisive phase of the freedom struggle,” he added.