Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown across Kashmir on November 17 against the panchayat polls.
The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik urged people to observe shutdown against “yet another election drama” being enacted by the “oppressive regime” of New Delhi.
They urged the people to reject and boycott the Panchayat polls “in the same way they rejected the Urban Local Bodies polls by staying indoors.”
The ULB polls, which had taken place in four phases in October, had seen a low voter tunrout percentage in the capital city of Kashmir, despite the JK government’s order to declare poll-bound days as holiday.
In a statement issued here, the JRL also said that strike should also be observed in the poll bound areas on November 20, 24, 27 and 29 and also on December 1,4 and 8 to a give a “clear message to the world community that people have no faith in the sham elections which are held under the presence of lakhs of additional forces.”