Kashmir shuts down on death anniversary of Maqbool BhatFebruary 11th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Feb 11 (ANI): Srinagar observed a shutdown on Wednesday in response to a call by separatists to mark the 25th anniversary of the hanging of separatist leader Maqbool Bhat in a Delhi jail.
The city wore a deserted look in response to the shutdown in Kashmir valley called by the Hurriyat Conference.
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in a statement called Maqbool Bhat “the pioneer of the ongoing freedom struggle of Kashmir.”
“People in Kashmir remember Maqbool Bhat today. The separatists called for a shutdown today and people are supporting it fully,” said Ghulam Rasool Wani, a resident.
Maqbool Bhat, founder member of the JKLF, was hanged in New Delhi on February 11, 1984, on the charge of killing an Indian intelligence officer. (ANI)
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