JRL calls for shutdown on January 21, 25 , 27 in Kashmir parts to remember ‘massacres’

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Srinagar: Pro-freedom  leadership has called for a complete shutdown in Srinagar, Handwara and Kupwara on 21, 25 and 27 of January to remember the massacres in these towns of Kashmir.

The joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik is going to hold congregational prayers in Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara on the respective dates.

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The JRL spokesman said that forces on January 21, 1990, opened their guns on peaceful protesters and killed more than 50 innocents within an hour in Gawakadal Srinagar.

“The nation of Kashmir is indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for freedom and resistance leadership pledges to continue this struggle till the achievement of the sacred goal,” said the spokesman

“On that fatal day, a crackdown was held at Chota-bazaar, Kani-kadal areas where thousands of men women, children and elderly were subjected to severe torture, torment and humiliation,” they added.

The Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete shutdown in Lal Chowk, Srinagar, Handwara and Kupwara towns on January 21, 25 and 27 respectively.

The spokesman said that shutdown will be observed at Gaw-Kadal and its adjacent areas on January 21, Handwara town on January 25 and Kupwara on January 27.

“The nation of Kashmir is indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for freedom and resistance leadership pledges to continue this struggle till the achievement of the sacred goal,” said the spokesman.