Mirwaiz calls for shutdown tomorrow over Hizb commander Mannan’s killing

Mirwaiz calls for shutdown tomorrow over Hizb commander Mannan’s killing
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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and senior joint resistance leader (JRL) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called for a shutdown on Friday against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Mannan Wani and his associate in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Handwara today.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Mirwaiz expressed shock over the killing of scholar turned militant in a gunfight with government forces in Shatpora village of Handwara today.

“Alas! heard the tragic news of #MananWani’s Martyrdom and of his associates! Deeply pained that we lost a budding intellectual and writer like him, fighting for the of cause of self-determination. JRL appeals to people to observe a complete #Shutdown tomorrow to pay homage to him,” he wrote.