JRL calls shutdown across Kashmir on Nov 17 against Panchayat polls

Urges people to observe strike in poll bound areas on polling days, says people have rejected "sham" polls

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 14 2018 1:43PM | Updated Date: Nov 14 2018 2:40PM
JRL calls shutdown across Kashmir on Nov 17 against Panchayat pollsFile Photo

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown across Kashmir on November 17 against the panchayat polls.

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik urged people to observe shutdown against "yet another election drama" being enacted by the "oppressive regime" of New Delhi.

They urged the people to reject and boycott the Panchayat polls "in the same way they rejected the Urban Local Bodies polls by staying indoors."

In a statement issued here, the JRL also said that strike should also be observed in the poll bound areas on November 29, 24, 27 and 29 and also on December 1,4 and 8 to a give a "clear message to the world community that people have no faith in the sham elections which are held under the presence of lakhs of additional forces."

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