A view of Lalchowk. Photo by: Bilal Bahadur

KL Report


Kashmir is apparently calm on the first day of protest strike called by Hurriyat Conference (G) with shops closed, thin private transport on roads, government offices open in Srinagar, banks and private tuition centers operating.

Hurriyat (G) has issued a three days protest calendar against the hanging of Afzal Guru and to press for the return of his mortal remains.

Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has neither opposed nor supported the protest calendar.

The shops in the Srinagar city are closed but the private transport is moving. In the areas like Rajbagh, Jawaharnagar, Rambagh, Solina, Sanatnagar, Baghat, Hyderpora and Sonawar, the shops and business establishments too are operating and a few public transport services are also plying.

There are the reports of complete shutdown from the southern towns of Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Tral and Pulwama.

The shops and business establishments are closed in Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Bandipora, Gandarbal and Budgam towns as well.

The district magistrates in Kashmir valley had Tuesday evening ordered the imposition of restrictions under Article 144.
Police sources told Kashmir Life that no untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the valley. They added that the situation is calm and under control.


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