Resistance withdraws tomorrow’s strike call, Internet may be restored today

The joint resistance leadership on Tuesday withdrew the shutdown call issued for south Kashmir after the deferment of Anantnag by-poll, said a spokesman.
The leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had earlier called for shutdown in south Kashmir areas where polling was set to take place tomorrow.
“Tomorrow’s strike call has been withdrawn,” said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police today said that Internet will be restored today in Kashmir Valley. DGP S P Vaid said that the internet will be restored today.
Internet service was suspended in Kashmir Valley since midnight of April 08 due to bye-polls in Srinagar parliamentary constituency.
Earlier the authorities had ordered the suspension of internet till April 12, the day when by-polls were scheduled on Anantnag parliamentary constituency.
However, the polls were postponed till May 25 yesterday by Election Commission of India following very less turnout in Srinagar parliamentary constituency and killing of eight civilian youth by forces during protests and clashes on the polling day in Budgam Ganderbal Districts.