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Srinagar, Oct 11: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown Friday 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 Umar Farooq, one of the three members of JRL.

Wani was among two militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Shatgund village of frontier district of Kupwara on Thursday.

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