The All Parties Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday called for a complete shutdown in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, June 21, to protest against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the strike was announced by Advocate Abdul Rashid Minhas, the APHC spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar. Other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have also supported the call.

The strike is meant to express concern over Kashmiris’ rejection of all anti-Kashmir agendas of BJP-led Hindutva government of India. The shutdown, as per APHC spokesman, is also intended to protest against India’s illegal occupation, and to reiterate the persistent demand for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute to foster peace in the region.

Additionally, the strike emphasizes opposition to ongoing atrocities, illegal detentions, the revocation of Kashmiris’ political rights including Articles 370 and 35A, dismissals of Kashmiri government employees, and property seizures, he added.