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Hurriyat calls for strike during Kalam's J&K visit

india Updated: Jul 25, 2006 23:17 IST
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The Hurriyat hardline faction led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday called for a two-day general strike on Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with the visit of President APJ Abdul Kalam to Jammu and Kashmir.

"The President is arriving in the Kashmir Valley at a time when the situation in the state is grave," a spokesman of the amalgam said.

As Supreme Commander of the armed forces, the President was morally responsible for maintenance of human rights by them in the state, he said.

He said the Hurriyat at an emergency meeting of its advisory committee had decided to call for a "complete strike on July 28 and 29" in the Valley.

He also described the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as a "political drama". 

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