All the shops and roads from Hawal to Jamai Masjid remains closed for the 2nd consecutive day.
On Monday, protests erupted in Nowhatta and adjoining areas of old city when police picked Asif Qazi from his shop, on pretext of stone pelting related case.
When the news of Asif’s arrest spread, shopkeepers pulled their shutters down and traffic in area went off the road. Protesters blocked the roads which led to diversion of traffic and that diversion still continues leading to the traffic mess in the area.
According to locals, police had assured his release till evening, but so far Asif still remains in custody.