JRL calls for shutdown in IOK tomorrow

Srinagar, April 10, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) while releasing a protest calendar has called for complete shutdown in the territory, tomorrow, against the so-called Indian parliamentary elections. The five phased sham polls are going to be held from Baramulla, tomorrow.

The strike is also aimed at protesting against the harassment of Kashmiri resistance leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA). Yasin Malik was shifted to Tihar jail, today, on NIA order and the Mirwaiz underwent rigorous questioning at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi on the third consecutive day.

The shutdown has also been called to condemn sustained interrogation and repeated summoning of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani’s two sons Nayeem Gilani and Naseem Gilani to Delhi by NIA, closure of Kashmir’s main highway for civilian traffic and recent attack by police and troops on inmates at Srinagar Central Jail. Many inmates sustained bullet and pellet injuries and some of them were shifted to unknown jails and interrogation centers.

While appealing to the people to stay away from the upcoming Indian parliamentary polls, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar said that besides a complete shutdown across the valley on Thursday, protest strike will be observed on 18th April 2019 in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts, on 23rd April in Islamabad, on 29th April in Islamabad and Kulgam and on 6th May 2019 in Islamabad, Shopian and Pulwama areas.

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