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Jammu & Kashmir by-elections: Separatists call for two-day shutdown against clashes

The Separatists Hit Out At The PDP Against The Death Of Protesters In Clashes In Srinagar Lok Sabha Constituency During Polling.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Apr 2017, 07:55:40 AM
Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Separatists call for two-day shutdown


Separatists on Sunday called for a two-day shutdown in Kashmir against the death of protesters in clashes in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency during polling.

"We know hartal would not affect government policy towards us but it is the only option to express our collective grief," separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mohammad Yasin Malik said in a joint statement.

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They asked the people to observe complete shut downon Monday and day after against the death of six civilians.

The separatists hit out at the PDP saying that th eruling party had become "morally bankrupt". Violence marred the Srinagar Lok Sabha bye-elections as six people were killed and several injured in firing by security forces on rampaging mobs in various parts of the constituency. 

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First Published : 10 Apr 2017, 07:45:00 AM