Strike affects normal life in Kashmir


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Normal life in some parts of the Valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by Hurriyat Conference (G) and Liberation Front in protest against the Jammu and Kashmir High Court judgment in the Mohammad Qasim Faktoo case.

Most of the shops, schools, banks and other business establishments in the valley and other district headquarters remained closed due to the strike.

Geelani and JKLF, on Saturday, had called for a day-long shutdown to protest the court ruling.

The High Court had dismissed the petition of Faktoo, sentenced to life imprisonment in the murder case of human rights activist H N Wanchoo.

Faktoo sought court direction for his release as he had completed 20 years in jail in May this year.

The strike call was supported by United Jehad Council, an amalgam of militant outfits and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
Public transport remained off the roads in most areas, while private cars were seen plying normally.


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