Geelani calls for strike in Kashmir on election days

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Srinagar, Apr 14 (ANI): Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the Chairman of the hardline faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), has appealed to the people of the valley for a strike on the days scheduled to choose lawmakers in the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha.

"For these three days, April 30, May 7, May 13, we appeal for a complete strike. On these days, people should protest and should avoid polling booths," Geelani, said.

Geelani also asked Kashmiris to protest on the days when elections will be conducted in the state on April 30, May 7 and May 13.

The Hurriyat has already started an anti-poll campaign in the Kashmir Valley, saying that the election or the selection of candidates will not help resolve the Kashmir issue.

He had called for a similar boycott during the Assembly election in December last year, but had no response and a record number of voters participated. (ANI)

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