Hurriyat leaders call for shutdown in Kashmir on Oct 27

SRINAGAR: The veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, have called for complete shutdown on October 27.


According to Kashmir Media Service, it was on 27th October in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan and against the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani, who is under continued house arrest from the last six months, in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the 27th October as the black day and the day of mourning for the Kashmiris.

“68 years ago India without any constitutional and moral justifications forcibly took control of Jammu and Kashmir on the same day and since then its army is involved in human rights violations and excesses on innocent and unarmed Kashmiris,” he said.

The veteran leader asked the people to hoist black flags everywhere on the day.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, who was illegally detained at Kothi Bagh police station in Srinagar, in his statement termed the 27th October as the blackest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the Kashmiris had been rendering unparalleled sacrifices for freedom from India since 1947 and would continue to offer more till settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with their aspirations.

He said, the Kashmiri people by observing complete shutdown on 27 October will send a strong message to the world that they reject the Indian rule over their homeland.

Meanwhile, the police brought Yasin Malik to a hospital for medical check-up and later shifted him back to the Kothi Bagh police station.