JRL calls for shutdown today

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Srinagar, Mar 7: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete and comprehensive shutdown on Friday against the “arbitrary” arrest of senior resistance leader and chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others under “draconian” PSA and shifting of Malik to Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu.
“This spree of arrests, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and attempts to tinker with hereditary state subject law under the pretext of 35 A and intimidating NIA raids on Kashmiris deserves our stiff protest and resistance and people of Kashmir besides holding peaceful protests after Friday prayers will observe a complete and comprehensive shutdown tomorrow on 8 March 2019,” JRL said in a statement.
“Muhammad Yasin Malik is a known heart patient who is suffering from many more ailments too. Callous and dictatorial mindset and approach of police and civil administration is such that they did not allow a leader of Muhammad Yasin Malik’s stature to meet his ailing mother and other family members and shifted him to Jammu in ruinous conditions,” JRL said adding that the spree of arrests, booking young and old under PSA, shifting them to outside valley jails, banning of socio-religious organization Jamaat-e-Islami, arresting its leadership and activists, attempts to fiddle with the hereditary state subject law under the pretext of 35A and intimidating NIA raids against Kashmiris are all “evil designs of occupation that are actually an attempt to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom and thus deserve our stiff resistance and protest”.