JRL Calls For Valley-Wide Shutdown Today 

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising of Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali shah Geelani, Hurriyat Conference (M) headed by Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has called for a complete shut down on Thursday. 

“Tomorrow’s complete shutdown (Hartal) is against the so-called Indian parliamentary elections that are going to start from tomorrow from Baramulla parliamentary constituency, against NIA aggression which includes the shifting of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik to Tihar jail Delhi under the pretext of questioning by NIA, rigorous questioning of Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq at NIA headquarters in New Delhi that has continued for three days now, sustained interrogation and repeated summoning of two Sons of senior veteran leader Syed Ali shah Geelani namely Naeem-uz-Zafar Geelani and Naseem Geelani to Delhi by NIA, closure of Kashmirs main highway for civilians for two days in a weak and recent attack by police and forces on inmates at central jail Srinagar in which many inmates sustained bullet and pellet injuries and many have been shifted to unknown jails and interrogation center,” reads a statement issued here.

While appealing people to stay away from upcoming Indian parliamentary polls, JRL has said that besides a complete shutdown across the Valley, shutdowns (protest strike) will be observed on April 18 in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts, on 23rd April in Anantnag on 29th April and Kulgam and on 6th May in Anantnag , Shupian and Pulwama areas.

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