Hurriyat (G) on Monday said the police had sealed the chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s residence to prevent him from marching towards the Badami Bagh army base.

“Police did not allow him (Geelani) to come out of his residence as they had sealed the main gate of his residence from outside,” said a spokesman, in a statement. 

He said that the police detained or put under house detention several leaders of the amalgam to prevent their march.

“We had planned to peacefully march towards Badami Bagh and ask the Indian army not to kill us in phases. You (army) have been massacring us daily, blinding us regularly, molesting our women folk repeatedly and bulldozing our property in every nook and corner, so we want to make your job easy by presenting ourselves to kill us all once and for all,” he said.

Welcoming the Pakistan premier Imran Khan’s statement on Kashmir, Geelani said the neighbouring country needed to more.

Geelani appealed to Pakistan to have vigorous consultations with likeminded, friendly and Muslim nations to convene and urgent meeting of OIC and ‘put a check on this carnage and blood bath on daily basis,’ the statement quoted Geelani as having said.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for a shutdown and a march to Badami Bagh army base in Srinagar today against the Pulwama killings.

Seven civilians were killed after forces opened fire on protesters near the site of a gunfight in Sarnoo village of Pulwama on Saturday. Three militants and a soldier were killed in the gunfight.