Kashmir shuts to show solidarity with JNU, SAR Geelani

A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley and parts of Chenab valley on Saturday to express solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal University in New Delhi which has been at the centre of a controversy over an event to remember Afzal Guru on his third hanging anniversary.
Kashmir shuts to show solidarity with JNU, SAR Geelani
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A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley and parts of Chenab valley on Saturday to express solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal University in New Delhi which has been at the centre of a controversy over an event to remember Afzal Guru on his third hanging anniversary.

Hurriyat Conference (G) and JKLF had called for a complete shutdown today against the alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in New Delhi and the arrest of Prof SAR Geelani.

Life remains paralyzed in capital Srinagar with transport remaining off the roads. 

Petrol pumps, shops and other business establishments are also closed due to the strike.

Government offices also witnessed thick attendance due to lack of public transport.

The reports of shutdown were also received from other districts of the Valley.

In Kishtwar district, a complete shutdown is being observed against the killing of a Gujjar man in alleged police firing during a demolition drive in Sarore area of Bari Brahmana.

Protests were held in the town to express solidarity with the JNU students.

The protesters also demanded the immediate release of SAR Geelani and Kanhaiya Kumar who have charged with sedition.

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