Shutdown on Maqbool Butt anniversary paralyses life in Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Life remained paralyzed across Kashmir on Monday due to a protest shutdown on the 35th death anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Maqbool Butt. 

All shops and other business establishments remained closed while public transport remained off the roads in summer capital Srinagar. However, private traffic plied on the city roads.

An official said thin attendance was witnessed in government offices.

A complete shutdown is being observed in Kupwara, native district of Butt who was hanged at Tihar jail in New Delhi on this day in 1984. 

All the business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Kupwara town with heavy deployment of forces at Butt’s native village Trehgam.

On Sunday evening, scores of people staged a candlelight protest in Trehgam to commemorate his death anniversary. 

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for a protest shutdown today.
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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq✔@MirwaizKashmir

People of #Kashmir pay glowing tributes to #ShaheedMaqboolBhat hanged in #TiharJail and buried there on his 35th martyrdom anniversary. His courage and commitment in espousing the just cause of liberation of his people for which he sacrificed his life will always be remembered.1,63410:57 AM – Feb 11, 2019 · Hazaratbal, Jammu And Kashmir590 people are talking about this


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