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Joint Hurriyat calls for shutdown in poll-bound areas

Srinagar, Oct 15: Joint Hurriyat Leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown on Tuesday in areas going for polls in the last phase of “sham elections thrust on them by the authoritarian state.”

“As in the previous three phases, people will again demonstrate their total rejection and disregard of this futile exercise by staying away and boycotting it completely,” Joint Hurriyat said in a statement on Monday.

The areas in the valley Joint Hurriyat called for shutdown on Tuesday include New-Theed, Harwan, Nishat, Brane, Dalgate,Pantha chowk, Palapora, Tarabal, Kawadara, Hawal, Alamgari-Bazar Gilli-Kadal, Nowshara, Lal-Bazar, Botshah-Mohalla, Umer-Colony, Jogi-Lankar, Kathi-Darwaza, Lokut-Dal, Bud-Dal, Hazratbal, Tailbal, Habbak, Chatterhama, Zakura Soura, Buchpora, Ahmad-Nagar Pattan, Ganderbal, Pampore, Khrew, Pulwama, Shopian, Dooru  and Verinag.