JRL calls for shutdown in Kashmir on Friday over recent killings

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Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership(JRL) has called for a shutdown in Kashmir on Friday against the recent killings in Kashmir valley.

“Even in the holy month of Ramadhan there is no letup in killings and bloodshed in Kashmir as civilians, armed youth or even Indian forces are getting killed,” said the JRL leadership in a statement.

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“In one manner or other Kashmiri’s continue to pay the price of the unresolved Kashmir issue as use of force against them continues unabated,” the statement further read.
The pro freedom leadership said that whether it is death of civilian Rayees Ahmed Dar of Pulwama, Arshad Hussain Dar of Chanabal Pattan or Nayeem Shah of Baderwah allegedly killed by a VDC ‘Kashmiri’s continue to fall prey to the lingering issue and subsequent use of unbridled force.’

“To protest these unfortunate killings, people will observe peaceful hartal tomorrow, Friday the 17th of May,” they said.

They have urged Imams and khateebs to raise their voice against this bloodshed during Friday sermons.

Earlier today three militants one civilian and a soldier were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district A civilian was also killed in Bhaderwah area allegedly by a cow vigilante.

On Wednesday youth who was injured during protests with government forces over alleged rape of three year old Bandipora girl succumbed.

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