Article 35 A: Shutdown in Kashmir


A complete shutdown is being observed throughout the valley on Thursday following the shutdown call by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) ahead of the hearing on Article 35 A in Supreme Court.

A deserted view of Lalchjowk on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

All the shops, business establishments, government and private offices remained shut while traffic is off the roads.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik had called for a valley-wide shutdown on today.

Reports said that contingents of paramilitary forces have been deployed at various sensitive points in region’s capital, particularly old city areas.

Meanwhile, train services have been suspended across Kashmir, keeping in view of the shutdown call.

“We have suspended all trains between Srinagar-Budgam-in central Kashmir to Baramulla in north Kashmir today,” a Railway official said.

Similarly, no train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar-Islamabad-Qazigund in south Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region, he said.

Meanwhile, restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal police stations in district Srinagar on August 30, 2018, and partial restrictions on Kralkhud and Maisuma police stations.

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