Shutdown affects normal life in valley

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Srinagar

A complete shutdown on Tuesday is being observed across Kashmir against alleged ill-treatment to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik by National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Shops and business establishments and most of the educational institutions were closed and traffic is off the road in civil lines and uptown Srinagar though few private vehicles, besides cabs and three-wheelers, could be seen plying on some routes.

Reports of complete shutdown were also received from other districts of the valley.

They said that heavy deployments were also seen on the roads in old city areas of the city to maintain law and order.

The shutdown call was given by JRL against the alleged ill-treatment to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik, ongoing aggression against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, senior businessmen, trade union leaders, kith and kins of resistance leaders and other people from different walks of life.

Meanwhile, the authorities had suspended train services between Banihal and Baramulla for security reasons.

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