Kashmir shuts down on death anniversary of Maqbool Bhat

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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 Maqboolhat "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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