Kashmir shuts on last phase of municipal elections

Srinagar

A complete shutdown is being observed in polling bound areas in various parts of the valley on Tuesday, following the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) shutdown call.

All the shops and other business establishments are closed in these areas and traffic is off the roads. Earlier, JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik has asked people to observe complete protest shutdown on Tuesday in the areas going to polls in the last phase of “sham elections”

Following the call, the train services in the Kashmir have also been suspended as a “precautionary measure.”

The JRL has called for shutdown in the following areas: New-Theed, Harwan, Nishat, Brane, Dalgate,Pantha chowk, Palapora, Tarabal, Kawadara, Hawal, Alamgari-Bazar Gilli-Kadal, Nowshara, Lal-Bazar, Botshah-Mohalla, Umer-Colony, Jogi-Lankar, Kathi-Darwaza, Lokut-Dal, Bud-Dal, Hazratbal, Tailbal, Habbak, Chatterhama, Zakura Soura, Buchpora, Ahmad-Nagar Pattan, Ganderbal, Pampore, Khrew, Pulwama, Shopian,Dooru Verina.

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