Kashmir Bandh Today
14 December 2009
: The Majlis-e-Mashawarat, spearheading the agitation to seek justice for Asiya Jan and Neelofar, has called for Kashmir bandh on Tuesday against CBI’s drowning theory. “We urge the people of Kashmir to observe complete shutdown against the concocted story presented by the CBI before the court,” said the Majlis president, Abdul Rasheed Deva. The veteran leader and Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, dismissed the CBI report terming it as “unjust, unrealistic and baseless”. “We had predicted the results of the CBI probe much before it commenced. The report is far from the truth. The CBI has served its national interest and has overlooked the facts,” Geelani told Greater Kashmir. Extending support to the Majlis strike he said: “Majlis should have consulted us before calling for the strike so that it could have been a unanimous call. But since they have already called for the strike and Bar association has also supported them so we also support their call.” The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, said the report was murder of truth. “Truth is always a causality in Kashmir,” he said and supported the strike call. While Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was not available for comment, a senior Hurriyat leader, however, extended support to the strike call. The chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Milat, Asiya Andrabi, while extending support to the strike call said, “People need to strongly protest the CBI report and observe a complete shutdown.” The senior Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (R) leader, Javed Ahmed Mir also supported the strike call.