Kashmir shuts over assault on Kashmiris

Srinagar

A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley today following a call issued by the trade bodies against attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and other states.

A deserted view of Lalchowk

All shops and other business establishments are closed. Some private vehicles were seen plying, however, public transport is off the roads.

Reports of the shutdown were also received from other district headquarters of the Valley. Authorities have suspended mobile Internet service in most parts of Kashmir.

Strict restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar parts and in other parts of the valley to prevent any protests.

Earlier several Kashmiris were attacked by mobs in Jammu and other states following the tension after killing of 49 CRPF men in Lethpora area of Pulwama on Thursday.

The MHA yesterday issued an advisory to all states and UTs to take necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiris.

Kashmiri students staying as tenants in Dehradun and Ambala at local houses alleged they were asked to vacate by the homeowners.

The shutdown call was issued by Kashmir-based trade bodies including the Kashmir traders and manufacturers federation (KTMF) and the Kashmir economic alliance (KEA). They appealed people to observe complete Valley-wide bandh on Sunday against mob attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and other states. The call was also supported by transporters.

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