Srinagar: While reiterating the call for shutdown tomorrow, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his Friday sermon said that in order to infrom the world about the brutal ‘suppression and oppression of Kashmiris by India, strikes are the only option they have.
He added that Kashmiris should make the shutdown called for Saturday a success so that the world can be informed about the ‘Indian brutality in Kashmir’.
“There is no door open for us to raise our voice against the brutal oppression on Kashmiris. We only have one option that is calling for shutdowns to let the world community know about the oppression Kashmiris are facing,” Mirwaiz said at the historic Jamia Masjid.
He pointed out that every other door has been closed by the government.
“We are not being allowed to raise our voice against the oppression. There are restrictions on protests, seminars and now even on our meetings. No door is open for us except calling for strikes,” he said.
Reacting to the amnesty given to stone pelters by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Mirwaiz said that such measures will not help till all the black laws are repealed.