Joint Resistance Leadership calls for shutdown on poll days

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising of Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali shah Geelani, Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) has called for a complete shut down on Thursday in protest against the ‘so called Indian parliamentary elections’.

JRL also urged people to observe shutdown on every polling day.

“Tomorrow’s complete shutdown is against the so-called Indian parliamentary elections that are going to start from tomorrow from Baramullah 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 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 week 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 centers.”

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