Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a valley-wide protest shutdown on Tuesday April 23, 2019, against the ill-treatment meted-out to incarcerated Yasin Malik by NIA at Delhi and also against the ongoing aggression of NIA and ED against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, senior businessmen, trade union leaders, kith and kin of resistance leaders and other people from different walks of like.
A spokesperson of JRL said that “NIA’s highhandedness has in fact forced senior resistance leader Muhammad Yasin Malik to go on hunger strike and today his hunger strike has entered 12th day. The life of ailing Yasin Malik who is admitted at RML Hospital Delhi is in danger and rulers and their agencies are busy in playing with his life callously.”
He said that the shutdown has also been called against the Kashmir highway ban and the suspension of Cross-LoC trade by the Home Ministry of India.
“The shutdown will also be observed to protest the highway ban for two days of the week and the suspension of cross LOC trade as both measures are anti people causing great distress to people and affecting their livelihood.”