Geelani calls for shutdown in Kashmir on Wednesday

Geelani calls for shutdown in Kashmir on Wednesday

Srinagar: Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a complete shutdown in Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against the killing of Sopore youth allegedly in police custody.

Terming Nazim Rashid’s “custodial killing” as the worst form of state terrorism Geelani said that the killing of Nazim Rashid is a blatant violation of human rights by the state police.

Geelani has appealed to the people to observe a total shutdown on August three in the Valley to protest the incident.

The chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference has also alleged police and Army were conducting raids in the Sopore area. “Pro-freedom youth are being hunted down and booked under PSA, particularly in Sopore and its adjoining areas,” he said.

Pertinently, Nazim Rashid, a 28-year-old youth, died in police custody in Sopore town on Sunday, after a day he was detained by the police in connection with the killing of a civilian by militants. (AIP)

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