Srinagar,January 17 (KMW): Joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday called complete shutdown in civil lines area to commemorate the Gaw-Kadal massacre on 21st January. They called for shutdown in Handwara town on 25th January and in Kupwara town on 27th January. The leaders also said that a public rally will be held at Gaw-kadal.
â€œCarnage at Gaw-Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara remind us of Indian brutal occupation and oppression,â€ JRL said in a statement.
Terming the massacres at Gaw-Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara in 1990 as a reminder of â€œIndian illegal occupation and oppressionâ€, joint resistance leaders said â€œIndian military occupation started its killing machine from Gaw-Kadal when on 21st January 1990; its forces opened their guns on peaceful protesters and callously murdered more than 50 innocents within an hour.â€
â€œThis massacre was followed by massacres at Handwara and Kupwara where hundreds of Kashmiris were gunned down by Indian police and forces with impunity,â€ the JRL said.