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JRL calls for strike against first phase of polling

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Srinagar, Apr 10: Separatists have called for a strike on Thursday to protest against the polling for first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir and the “NIA aggression” against Hurriyat Conference leaders and their kin.

Jammu and Baramulla Lok Sabha constituencies are going to polls in the first phase on Thursday.

“The complete shutdown (Hartal) is against the so-called Indian parliamentary elections that are going to start from tomorrow from Baramulla parliamentary constituency, against NIA aggression including shifting of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, rigorous questioning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and repeated summoning of sons of Syed Ali Shah Geelani to Delhi,” the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) said in a statement on Wednesday.

It said the strike is also to protest against the closure of Kashmir’s main highway for civilians for two days in a week and recent attack on inmates at Central Jail in Srinagar.

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