SRINAGAR (Web Desk) – A protest march will be conducted towards Shopian today (Wednesday) to express solidarity with the victim families of the massacre carried out by the Indian troops.

Call for the march has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The Hurriyat leaders will address a public rally in Shopian town. The JRL termed the act of making a local resident Mushtaq Ahmed Thoker human shield by the Indian troops as cruel and inhuman.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement said that India had declared a war against the unarmed Kashmiri civilians. He asserted that the abduction of martyred Mushtaq Ahmad Thoker by the troops to make him human shield vindicated the Hurriyat claim that Indian forces were involved in war crimes and were patronized and encouraged by Indian leadership.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown continued on fourth consecutive day today to mourn the massacre of youth in South Kashmir.

The shutdown was also observed in far-off areas of Doda, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Banihal in the Jammu region.

The puppet authorities continued to impose restrictions across the territory to prevent anti-India protests and suspended internet and train services, while all schools and colleges remained closed in the Kashmir Valley.

Almost all resistance leaders is still under house arrest or in custody.

Delegations of Democratic Freedom Party, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement and Tehreek Mazahamat visited families of martyrs in different areas of South Kashmir and expressed solidarity with them. Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen held anti-India protests in Srinagar.

Kashmiri representatives, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl, in their letters urged the OIC Secretary General, Dr Yousef Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, President of European Parliament, Antonio Tajani and British parliamentarians to condemn the Bloody Sunday massacre, perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.