Srinagar, Oct 11: Joint Hurriyat has called for shutdown today over the killing of scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani in a gunfight with the government forces in north Kashmir’s Kupwara.
“Alas! heard the tragic news of #MananWani’s Martyrdom and of his associates! Deeply pained that we lost a budding intellectual and writer like him,fighting for the of cause of self-determination.JRL appeals to people to observe a complete #Shutdown tomorrow to pay homage to him,” tweeted Mirwaiz.
Wani was among two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Shatgund village of frontier district of Kupwara on Thursday.
Joint Hurriyat has called for a complete shutdown in the areas scheduled to go for elections in the third phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on October 13.
“As in the previous two phases people will again show their total rejection and dismissal of this farce by staying away and boycotting it completely,” JRL said in a statement.
The Joint Hurriyat comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for shutdown in the areas which include Lal Chowk, Rajbagh, Ikhrajpora, Mehjoor Nagar, Natipora, Chanapora, Budshah Nagar, Bagaat Barzulla, Rawalpora, Hyderpora, Khanka-e-Moualla, Mahraj Gung, Jamia Masjid, Makhdoom Sahib, Khawaja Bazar, Aquilmir Khanyar, Rouzabal, Doulatabad, Islamyarbal, Nawab Bazar, Nawa Kadal, Safa Kadal, Rathpora, Eidgah, Palpora, Tarabal in Srinagar and Hajin, Sopore, Uri in north Kashmir and Tral, Awanitpora, Mattan, Pahalgam, Aishmuqam, Seer Hamdani in south Kashmir.