Partial strike in Srinagar
Srinagar, Nov 27: A shutdown was observed in the entire Valley following the Hurriyat (G) call to protest the arrest of youths and the alleged atrocities committed by the police and troops.
Although the day passed off peacefully in Srinagar and other major towns of Kashmir, the authorities deployed additional contingents of police and CRPF to scuttle any protests.
In Srinagar, shops, business establishments and some private offices including main markets of Srinagar remained closed while skeletal private transport plied on the roads. Government offices and some private educational institutions remained opened.
In uptown Srinagar, the shops remained open in many localities besides transport plied normally.
Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani had called people to observe strike to protest the arrest of youths and the ‘atrocities committed by the police and troops.’
The life remained completely suspended in South Kashmir’s Islamabad town. The town wore a deserted look. Shops, schools and other business institutions remained closed. Thin traffic was witnessed on roads. Strike was also observed in Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian districts of south Kashmir.
In north Kashmir life was paralyzed following the Hurriyat strike call. Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora areas remained shut. But thin private traffic plied on the roads. Situation remained calm in volatile area of Sopore also. Kashmir valley has been in the grip of long spells of shutdowns and curfews after protests over the killing of 111 civilians by police and troops. Police spokesman said that situation was normal and under control. “There were no reports of any untoward incident from any place,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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