Partial strike in Valley
Srinagar, May 14: Normal life was partially hit across the Valley on Saturday due to a strike called by Hurriyat Conference (G) to press for the release of detainees.
Most shops, business establishments and educational institutions including private schools remained closed in the summer capital. However, some transport was plying in the city and on routes leading to other district headquarters. Some shops also remained open during the day.
Reports said that complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla, Sopore and Bandipora towns of north Kashmir.
Shops and business establishments remained shut in south Kashmir districts of Islamabad (Anantnag), Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam, while some vehicles were plying on the roads in the region.
Hurriyat Conference (G) had called for today's strike as part of their state wide campaign to seek the release of youth and political prisoners languishing in different jails in and outside the state.
On Friday, state government foiled the proposed rally of Geelani in south Kashmir’s Shopian town, wherefrom the amalgam was to begin its campaign, by putting him under house arrest.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said that today’s strike evoked “feeble response” from the public.
He said that shops, schools and offices remained open in many places here.
“However, shops in Maisuma and Kothi Bagh areas of Srinagar and in Tral town remained partially closed,” he added.
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