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Geelani calls for Kashmir bandh on Wednesday

July 26, 2005 15:13 IST

Chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Tuesday called for a Kashmir bandh on Wednesday to protest the recent killing of three teenaged boys by the army in the state.

He rejected the probe ordered by the Jammu and Kashmir government into the killing and appealed to the people to march towards Trehgam (Kupwara) on July 29 to register their protest against human rights violations in the state.

"Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror and usurped all human rights of Kashmiris," Geelani alleged, accusing the Mufti Mohd Sayeed government of losing all control over the armed forces.

"The puppet government has not made public a single report of so many probes ordered in the past and their integrity is also doubtful," the hardline leader alleged.

"The residents of the area were lathicharged and tear gas shells lobbed at them, injuring scores of persons, for protesting the cold-blooded murder of the children," he claimed.

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