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JRL calls for shutdown in poll-bound areas.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown on Tuesday (October 16) in areas going to polls in the last phase of “sham elections thrust on them by the authoritarian state.”

In a statement, the JRL said: “Like the previous three phases (of urban local body elections), people will again demonstrate their complete rejection and disregard of this futile exercise by staying away and boycotting it completely.”The people’s demand is ‘no to all elections, only right to self determination’, the JRL statement read, identifying the following areas where the shutdown is to be observed: New-Theed, Harwan, Nishat, Brane, Dalgate, PanthaChowk, Palapora, Tarabal, Kawadara, Hawal, Alamgari Bazar GilliKadal, Nowshara, Lal Bazar, BotshahMohalla, Umer Colony, Jogi-Lankar, KathiDarwaza, Lokut Dal, Bud Dal, Hazratbal, Tailbal, Habbak, Chatterhama, Zakura, Soura, Buchpora, Ahmad-Nagar; Pattan, Ganderbal, Pampore, Khrew, Pulwama, Shopian, Dooru, Verinag.”

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