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Voter turnout, traffic jams mock at JRL strike against Panchayat polls
'Hartal politics to end soon'
11/17/2018 10:50:20 PM
Early Times Report
srinagar, Nov 17: Even as the so called Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had given a call for "complete shutdown" to protest commencement of the nine-phase Panchayat polls in the state on Saturday, "unusual voter turnout", and traffic jams mocked at the separatist ideology.
The overwhelming voter-turnout in Kashmir areas and the defiance of the hartal has shocked neighboring Pakistan and their puppets in the valley.
By noon alone, around 50% polling had taken place in the Baramulla district. Similar reports poured in from other poll bound areas in the Valley.
Srinagar where no polling was scheduled to take place had more of shock in store for the separatist leaders of Kashmir.
Since early morning, the traffic plied normally in Srinagar and also in some other towns, barring public transport buses. From Tata Sumos to auto rickshaws, and heavy vehicles plied normally as people spend the day to move here and there, especially in Srinagar.
The traffic flow was so high in Srinagar, that traffic jams were witnessed even in areas including Hyder Pora and near Maisuma, where two of the main JRL leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik live.
Many of the shops and other business establishments were also open even in Geelani's Hyder Pora and also in the city center of Lal Chowk.
A man while purchasing vegetables near Maisuma said it was high time for the Hurriyat leaders to accept that nobody now takes their hartal politics seriously. "They must wind up their shops, as their business is over," said the customer who is also a government servant.
The Hurriyat is likely to give up hartal politics soon. "Many of them are under pressure to end this politics and today's public reaction has given them a face to end the hartal politics," said one source in the Hurriyat Conference.
Observers have been saying that the JRL is already unnerved by the National Investigation Agency raids and arrests and thus want to mellow down inciting people against the government.
"Today's defiance of hartal is likely to come up as a face saver for these Hurriyat leaders and they may soon announce end of strike calls," said a source in the JRL.
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