Shutter-Down Strike in Occupied Kashmir due Truckers Assault
Srinagar: Occupied Kashmir on Monday witnessed a complete shutdown across the territory against the murderous assault on Kashmiri truckers in Udhampur by the communal forces , backed by Indian government, on Saturday.
All shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices are closed and public transport is off the roads in the Valley today. Authorities have deployed police and paramilitary forces in good numbers to prevent any untoward incident.
Call for the strike has been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik and the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an amalgam of various trade bodies, over the failure of authorities in protecting Kashmiris.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar, said that the Udhampur terrorist attack by the RSS backed goons was an eye opener for the pro-Indian leaders of the territory and was also a wakeup call for all the peace-loving people of the world. They stressed the need for standing up against the communal mentality of India-backed terrorists.
JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik while terming the attack as terrorism supported by the so-called rulers, said that this attack had once again proved that PDP-led regime was actually enemies of Kashmiri Muslims.
The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) in an emergency meeting held under the chair of of Showkat M Chowdhary, demanded security for Kashmiri people travelling from Jammu to Srinagar or Srinagar to Jammu by road, especially the truck drivers and their properties. Three persons received burn injuries when a Valley-bound truck was attacked with a petrol bomb by goons in Udhampur district of Jammu division on Saturday. The KEA said such attacks “point to criminal conspiracy hatched by vested interests against Kashmiris and are aimed at destabilizing the economy of the territory.”
APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, senior Hurriyet leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah, High Court Bar Association and other Hurriyet leaders and organizaitons have extend support to the strike call.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Traders and Manufacture Federation, which has also called for today’s strike staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar to press puppet Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to break the alliance with BJP.” They raised anti-regime slogans. The protest was led by Muhammad Sadiq Baqal.
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