Partial shutdown in Srinagar, elsewhere

Kashmir Tuesday witnessed a partial shutdown over the death of three HizbulMujahideen militants in an encounter in Ashmuqam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district on Monday.
Partial shutdown in Srinagar, elsewhere
Photo: Mir Wasim/GK

Kashmir Tuesday witnessed a partial shutdown over the death of three HizbulMujahideen militants in an encounter in Ashmuqam area of south Kashmir's Anantnag (Islamabad) district on Monday.

The shutdown call news couldn't be carried in Greater Kashmir and its sister concern Kashmir Uzma as the Hurriyat issued a statement very late last night.

Normal life was disrupted due to the strike call given by the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani. 

In old Srinagar, shops and business establishments remained closed for the day. 

At city centreLalChowk, majority of the shops remained closed. However, traffic could be seen plying on roads normally. 

The educational institutions remained closed while attendance in various government offices also got affected due to the strike, reports said. 

There were, however, no reports of clashes from any part of Srinagar. 

Reports from Pulwama and Shopian district suggested there was a mild response to the strike call given by Geelani over the killing of militants. 

Similar reports came in from north Kashmir's Kupwara and Baramulla districts.

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