Al-Umar militant group headed by Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar on Wednesday called for a complete shutdown across Kashmir on October 27 against the “landing of Indian Army on Kashmir soil.”
“October 27 is the blackest day in the history of J&K as it was on this day in 1947 that Indian troops forcibly entered into Kashmir,” Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar said in a tele-statement issued to GNS.
Mushtaq also asked all the candidates who are contesting upcoming panchayat elections in the state to resign within 40 days. “We have the list of all candidates who are contesting upcoming elections. We ask them to withdraw nominations or face action,” he said.
Al-Umar Chief also asked “informers” to mend their ways “otherwise they will be responsible for their own death”.
Mushtaq said he will never allow separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir. “Both New Delhi and their puppets in J&K plan to call back KPs will be dealt with strong action. We will not allow them to settle here in separate colonies,” he said.
Mushtaq said former governor Jagmohan was responsible for migration of KPSs from Kashmir, he said the former governor actually created a wedge between Kashmiri Muslims and KPs. “Scores of KPs are still living in Kashmir and they were never threatened and harmed by any organization. And we will always guard them in future. But we won’t allow those who left the Valley in the behest of Jagmohan,” Mushtaq said and appealed traders, transporters to support October 27 shutdown call.