Joint Resistance leaders call off Feb 24 shutdown to facilitate Shivratri

Srinagar: Joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday cancelled the shutdown call for February 24.

The decision was taken to facilitate Hindu community a hassle-free Shivratri festival.

A spokesperson of the Joint Resistance Leadership said, “Hindu festival Shivratri falls on the same date so the leadership has decided to cancel the shutdown call.”

Pertinently, the resistance leaders, spearheading what they call the movement for right to self-determination had called for a complete shutdown on February 24.