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Observe complete shutdown, civil curfew on May 6: Geelani appeals ‘brave people’ of Pulwama, Shopian

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Chairman of the Hurriyat (G) has made a ‘fervent appeal’ to the ‘brave people of Pulwama and Shopian’ to observe complete shutdown and civil curfew on May 6.

Both the districts will go to polls on May 6.

“On one hand ruthless killings, unabated arrest spree, economic strangulation, vehicular restriction, enforced demographic changes through judicial onslaught is on its peak and on other hand a vast military exercise under the veil of election is being thrusted on this helpless nation just to endorse not only their brutal suppression, but to hoodwink international community as well,” he said in a statement.

Taking a serious notice of prevailing repressive policy of India to push the people, especially the young generation to the wall, Hurriyat chairman regretted the Indian barbaric attitude to suppress the political will and freedom sentiments of the people of Kashmir by using its military might in full scale.

Terming the so-called election process as a ‘purely military operation’, the pro-freedom leader castigated the Indian attitude to create a war like situation in the grab of so-called elections.

“People are being killed, maimed, blinded with pellets and randomly arrested on one pretext or the other, Hurriyat chairman added.

Condemning the ‘hypocrisy displayed by all the local regional pro-Indian political parties’, the Hurriyat Chairman said that it has been a common feature of such stooges to be more loyal than the king and to go any extent to beat and kill their fellow people for their petty political interests.

“People have not forgotten the political slangs and abusive remarks used by these Indian stooges when they brazenly tried to justify the innocent killings by saying “the boys were not supposed to get toffee and milk, or kill the pro-freedom people and throw their dead bodies in the river Jhelum and even to suggest bombardment of Pakistan”, Geelani said.

Pro-Indian leaders have time and again proved themselves political chameleons, changing colours to hoodwink the people, he added.

In the run up to the elections, at least 44 persons were detained by the armed forces on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, at least 19 persons were picked up by the Armed forces from Gudoora, Newa and Parigam villages of Pulwama district.

On Monday, Armed forces detained at least 21 persons in a nocturnal raid in Murran village of Pulwama district. The cops said that they were detained in relation with allegations of stone pelting.

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