Separatists call for shutdown today

Separatists call for shutdown today
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Srinagar, Oct 24: The separatists have called for a strike on Thursday against the killing of two militants in an encounter with security forces in the city outskirts on Wednesday.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, urged people to observe a complete shutdown on Thursday to protest killing of two militants in an encounter with security forces.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the JRL also asked people to hold peaceful protest after Friday prayers against recent ‘killing spree’.
Two Hibzul Mujahideen (HM) militants, including Sabzar Ahmad Sofi and Asif Ahmad Shergojiri, were killed in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Wanbal in Srinagar outskirts on Wednesday.