Hurriyat calls for shutdown in Kashmir on May 21

The Hurriyat conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday called for the closure of Kashmir on May 21, to pay tribute to Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on the day of their death.

The divisive amalgam has asked people to visit Eidgah, where two leaders are laid to rest, and to pray for them.

Abdul Gani Lone, a prominent Hurriyat leader, was assassinated in 2002 during a rally to commemorate the death of former Mirwaiz Kashmir Moulvi Mohammad Farooq in Srinagar. Moulvi Farooq, the father of Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was assassinated in 1990.

The Hurriyat Conference also criticized the continued detention of its leaders since August 2019 and criticized the recommendations of the demarcation commission.