After Mirwaiz request, Ulema council withdraws Saturday’s strike call

“In view of the request made by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to revoke the shutdown called on Saturday, we have decided to withdraw the shutdown call"
After Mirwaiz request, Ulema council withdraws Saturday’s strike call

Mutahida Ulema Council(MUC) on Wednesday withdrew the shutdown call issued for Saturday in view ofthe request made by the Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Grand MuftiNasir-ul-Islam, who heads the Mutahida Ulema Council (MUC), said that the MUChas withdrawn Saturday's shutdown call.

"In view of therequest made by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to revoke the shutdown called on Saturday,we have decided to withdraw the shutdown call. There will be no shutdown onSaturday," said Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam.

Earlier today,Mirwaiz had requested the MUC to withdraw the shutdown call forSaturday.  

On Tuesday, the MUChad appealed people to observe a complete shutdown on 16th March (Saturday) inview of summoning of Mirwaiz to New Delhi by the National Investigation Agency(NIA).

On March 9, the NIAsent a notice to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asking him to appear in person before theagency's court in New Delhi on March 11 in connection with a case filed intoalleged funding of militancy in Kashmir.

The Mirwaiz,however, refused to fly to New Delhi citing "hostile security atmosphere".

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