Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir
Photo: Aman Farooq/GK

Srinagar, Nov 19: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Friday due to a strike observed to express solidarity with the families of the civilians killed in the Hyderpora encounter earlier this week, officials said. Most of the shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments in Srinagar were shut, the officials said.

Public transport was largely off the roads, but private cars and auto rickshaws were seen plying in some areas of the city, they said.

The officials said similar reports of the strike being observed were received from other areas of the Valley.

The effect of the strike was accentuated by the public holiday on account of Gurupurab, they added.

It may be mentioned that the bodies of the two civilians – Altaf Ahmad Bhat and Dr Mudasir Gull – killed during Monday's encounter in Hyderpora area of the city were exhumed at Handwara late on Thursday and were handed over to the families. The bodies were buried here during the night after their last rites were performed by the families.

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