Hours after another killing incident shook the apple town Sopore on Monday; separatist leader in Kashmir exhibited a united face, issuing a joint strike call and a protest program.
According to KNS correspondent, a meeting was held at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid on Monday afternoon wherein Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, representatives of Geelani’s faction of Huriyat and of JKLF took part.
It was decided in the meet to issue a joint strike call for Wednesday against the killing spree taking place in North Kashmir’s Sopore since past few days. The meeting besides condemning such incidents expressed serious concern over the issue, resolving that a united strategy is need of the hour.
The meet further outlined that a joint protest demonstration will be held in main town Sopore against the killing incidents in which all the three separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and several others will take part.
The meet, as per the reports, decided that a united face of the pro-freedom camp shall be displayed in a bid to express a joint concern over the killings.
Hurriyat (M) was represented by its chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and advocate Shahid ul –Islam, Hurriyat (G) by Altaf Ahmad Shah and Mairaj ul din Kalwal and JKLF was represented by Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Mohammad Altaf Khan and Ajmal Khan.
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