Kashmir shuts to mourn Hurriyat leader’s killing

Srinagar

A complete shutdown was observed throughout the valley on Thursday following the shutdown call by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir of Islamabad district.

All the shops, business establishments, and other other private offices are closed in the valley, while traffic is off the roads.

The Shutdown call was given by (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik against killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader and District president Islamabad, Mir Hafizullah.

The JRL spokesman said that Mir Hafizullah was a highly educated, sensible and visionary pro-freedom leader and his sincerity, dedication and sacrifices have earned him a distinguished place and status in the state political circles especially South Kashmir.

They said in every mass uprising. Particularly in 2016 he played a pivotal and central role for about 5 months to sustain that movement and gave a very tough time to the government forces and finally they “trapped” him in a “deceitful” manner.

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