JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 9, 11 to observe ‘martyrdom anniversaries of Butt, Guru’

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday called for a complete shutdown on February 9 and 11 to ‘observe the martyrdom anniversaries of JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Butt and parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru.’

In a statement of JRL, comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik urged people to observe complete shutdown on Saturday and Monday.

The leadership said that a protest demonstration will be held in Lal Chowk Srinagar on Monday to demand the return of mortal remains of Bhat and Guru. A memorandum will also be dispatched to UN secretary general.

Paying tributes to the duo, the leadership said that the struggle and sacrifices rendered by Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru are ‘glorious chapters of Kashmir’s resistance history.’

“Indian not only hanged these Kashmiris but also has kept their mortal remains under its custody till now. The struggle, passion for freedom and sacrifices of these great Kashmiris will always remain a beacon of light for Kashmiri Nation.”

Giving details of protest program, JRL said that on Saturday, a complete protest shut down will be observed across the valley. “On 10th February, prayers will be held in all main Masjids for the duo.”

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