Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 19, 2018-Monday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Separatists call for Kashmir shutdown against Bukhari, civilian killings

The Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgamation of separatist groups, said in a statement on Tuesday that there had been a sudden spike in civilian killings since the eve of Eid

india Updated: Jun 19, 2018 12:29 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
Kashmir,Shujaat Bukhari,Kashmir Separatists
Kashmiri Muslims carry the coffin of slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar-based newspaper Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari during a funeral procession at Kreeri, some 40 kms north of Srinagar,india on June 15, 2018.(HT File Photo)

Separatist leaders have called for a complete shutdown in Kashmir tomorrow against the killings of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and civilians, gunned down by security forces in the past few days.

The Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgamation of separatist groups, said in a statement on Tuesday that there had been a sudden spike in civilian killings since the eve of Eid. It also demanded an international probe into Bukhari’s killing.

“Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete strike tomorrow against the continued civilian killings in the valley, which has witnessed a sudden spike since the eve of Eid... three young boys have been brutally gunned down by the Indian forces while the fourth is struggling for life at SKIMS,” the statement said.

He said the strike will also be observed against the brutalkilling of Bukhari, who was shot dead along with his two personal guards outside his office on June 14 by unknown gunmen.

“JRL demands an international probe into this gruesome murder,” a JRL spokesperson said in the statement.

He said cordon and search operations had returned with a vengeance to the villages as people were being severely beaten and harassed and used as human shields.

First Published: Jun 19, 2018 12:29 IST