Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on Friday against the killing of PhD scholar turned militant Manan Wani in a gunfight on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the “JRL appeals to people to observe a complete #Shutdown tomorrow to pay homage to him(Wani).”
“Alas! heard the tragic news of #Manan Wani’s Martyrdom and of his associates! Deeply pained that we lost a budding intellectual and writer like him, fighting for the of cause of self-determination,” he wrote.
Wani was among two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces at Shatgund village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
The slain militant hails from Tekipora Lolab. He had joined Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on 5 January.