Strike Against New Land Laws Disrupts Normal Life In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Normal life remained affected in most of the parts of Kashmir on Saturday due to a shutdown called by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference to protest against new land laws that allow people from other states to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir.

A deserted view of Lal Chowk Srinagar during a strike against new land laws on Saturday, October 31, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

All shops and other business establishments remained closed. Some private vehicles were seen plying, however, public transport was off the roads in most of the parts of Kashmir.

Reports of the shutdown were also received from other district headquarters of the Valley.

Authorities had deployed forces in sensitive areas of the Kashmir valley to thwart the protests.

Work in government offices and banks was affected as some employees could not make it to their offices due to non-availability of transport, said the reports.

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