Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a march to south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday to pay homage to the seven civilians killed in a blast in Laroo village on Sunday.
The leadership has also called for a shutdown on October 27.
JRL, a statement appealed to people in general and those living in south Kashmir in particular to march to Kulgam on Wednesday in solidarity with the families of seven civilians killed in Kulgam blast.
The leadership has also called for protests after Friday prayers to denounce the killings. The JRL urged people to observe shutdown on October 27. “October 27 should be observed as ‘black day’ against the landing of Indian army in Kashmir valley,” they said, in the statement.
Meanwhile, the Joint Resistance Leadership had called for Lal Chowk March on Tuesday against the civilian killings of Kulgam. However, strict restrictions were put in place in the commercial hub to foil the march. Yasin Malik, the Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, was detained by the cops from Lal Chowk after he tried to lead a protest.
Malik, who had evaded arrest from his Maisuma residence was detained by cops outside the Masjid-e-Ameer Hamza in the adjoining locality of Koker Bazaar.
Moreover, Jammu and Kashmir Police detained Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq after he defied his house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk. A spokesperson of the amalgam said a large posse of police personnel deployed outside the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz detained him after he defied his house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk.
On Monday, the police issued an advisory, asking commuters to use an alternate route as no traffic would be allowed between Amira Kadal and Regal Chowk.
Meanwhile, high speed internet has been suspended by the authorities and reduced to 2G as a precautionary measure.