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JRL calls for shutdown in poll-bound areas of Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 09: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday called for a protest shutdown in the areas going for polls in the second phase of municipal elections in Kashmir on Wednesday.

Listing the names of various areas – Solina, Alochibagh, SD Colony Batamaloo, Ziarat Batamaloo, Shaheed Gunj, Karan Nagar, Chattabal, Qamarwari, Bemina East, Bemina West, Nundresh Colony, Parimpora, Zainakote, Lawaypora, Mujgund, Tankipora, Haba Kadal, Barbarshah, Fateh Kadal, Munawarabad, Langate, Sumbal, Kunzar, Watergam, Chararsharief, Beerwah, Magam, Yaripora, Frisal, Anantnag and Bijbehara – JRL in a statement today, asked the people to observe complete protest shutdown in these areas in the second phase of “sham elections”.

“People will show their total disconnect and dismissal of these elections by staying away and boycotting this drama,” said the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The second phase of municipal elections is being held today in the state.

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