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Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir on Saturday

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Separatist groups today called for a complete shutdown in on Saturday to protest against a decision to stay the FIR against army personnel, including a Major, in the that left three dead and several injured.

The Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and Mohammad Yasin Malik, issued a statement criticising the apex court for restraining the Police from taking any coercive steps against Army officers accused in the Shopian firing case.

Father of Aditya, the named in the FIR related to the killing of three civilians in Army firing on January 27, had approached the seeking the FIR be quashed.

The apex court had on Monday asked the to file a response within two weeks.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:55 IST
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