Muslim League calls for poll boycott

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Srinagar: The Muslim League Thursday appealed people to boycott the upcoming civic polls and alleged that the polls were being used by the government to “hoodwink” the international community.
“The participation in the elections will mean that the Kashmiris have forgotten the sacrifices of those who laid their lives for the movement,” the spokesperson Sajad Ayobi said in a statement. “The polls is a well-planned conspiracy against our movement and everyone is duty bound to make the poll process ineffective.”
Ayobi said that Kashmiris are passing through a crucial phase. “It is a trial and it is pre-requisite to follow the mission with the same spirit as was witnessed during the people’s uprising in 2016,” he said, adding: “The authorities are leaving no stone unturned to crush every voice of dissent.”