JRL calls shutdown in poll-bound areas

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Srinagar, Dec 10: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) – an amalgam of separatist outfits – has called for shutdown in areas going to polls in the ninth and last phase of Panchayat elections on Tuesday.
In a statement on Monday, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown in Natnussa, Drugmulla, Magam, Banakoot, Tujjar Sharief, Hardaboora, Tangmarg, Wakura, Chadoora, Pakherpora, Kakapora, Awantipora, Zainapora, Kulgam and Pahalgam areas.
JRL, in the statement, asked people to boycott “this futile exercise by staying away from polls”.