Kashmir Observes Shutdown on August 15



As Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed reiterated his “agenda of peace and development” while taking salute of march past contingents in heart of Srinagar city at Bakhshi stadium advocating reconciliation between India and Pakistan saying it would “greatly benefit J&K”, Kashmir observed a complete shutdown.

Keeping in with tradition, senior separatists leadership, who have been detained, called for a shutdown on August 15 calling it a “black day” for J&K.

After ‘spurt’ in guerrilla actions in valley, forces took extra measures ensuring peaceful function across state.

Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces were made while people were not allowed out of their homes.

Early Saturday, authorities clamped down on cellular services which remained in vogue till function was over in Srinagar.

Following continuous show off of Pakistan flags in Old City, Srinagar district administration late Thursday evening ordered “restriction measures” in Old City on August 14 – Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, fearing waiving off the green flag.

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