Observe complete shutdown tomorrow, says JRL

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Joint Resistance Leadership - JRL - Hurriyat Conference - Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising of Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has called for a complete shutdown on Thursday i.e., 11th of April 2019.

“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 Delhi that has continued for three days now,” said the statement from JRL.

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It said that the shutdown is also in protest against “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 Kashmir’s 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 center.”

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While appealing people to stay away from upcoming Parliamentary polls, JRL said that besides a complete shutdown across the Valley on 11th April 2019, shutdowns (protest strike) will be observed on 18th April 2019 in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts.

“The shutdowns will also be observed on 23rd April 2019 in Islamabad (Anantnag), on 29th April 2019 in Islamabad (Anantnag) and Kulgam and on 6th May 2019 in Islamabad (Anantnag), Shopian and Pulwama areas,” the JRL said.

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