Shutdown against panchayat polls affects life in Kashmir

The shutdown was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 17 2018 11:10AM | Updated Date: Nov 17 2018 11:10AM
Shutdown against panchayat polls affects life in KashmirShutdown in Lal Chowk (GK photo)

Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected on Saturday due to a shutdown called by the separatists against the panchayat polls which began today in the state.

The shutdown was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in summer capital Srinagar and other district headquarters of the valley. Public transport remained off the roads while private vehicles were seen on the roads.

Attendance in government offices, banks and post offices was also affected due to the non-availability of public transport.

Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed on Srinagar's old city areas and other law and order sensitive places.

No untoward incident was reported from anywhere so far.

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