SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on Thursday against the “so-called” parliamentary elections, NIA “aggression” against JKLF chief Yasin Malik, rigorous questioning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at NIA headquarters in Delhi, ban on civilian traffic on highway for two days a week, and recent attack on inmates at central jail Srinagar.
JRL in a statement appealed people to stay away from upcoming parliamentary polls and said, “Besides a complete shutdown across the valley on April 11, shutdowns (protest strike) will be observed on April 18 in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts, on April 23 in Islamabad (Anantnag), on April 29 in Islamabad (Anantnag) and Kulgam, and on May 6 in Islamabad (Anantnag), Shopian and Pulwama areas.”
“The oppression unleashed by Indian state against the unarmed peaceful political struggle in Kashmir has touched new heights and through this dictatorial kind of oppression, India wants to silence people’s voices by military might,” JRL said.
JRL appealed people to “safeguard the sacrifices rendered by great Kashmiri martyrs and stand firm against the ongoing onslaught against peaceful resistance and stay away from polls as these have always proved detrimental to our interests and sacred cause”.
It appealed the people to adhere to the call in letter and spirit and make it a success.