Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley

PTI Srinagar | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 10, 2013

Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley today due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest against the clashes in Kishtwar district that left two persons dead.

Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps remained closed, while government offices and banks witnessed thin attendance. While schools remained shut because of Eid, colleges were closed on account of summer vacation.

Though public transport was off the roads, private cars and auto rickshaws were seen plying.

Terming the situation in Kishtwar town as “extremely grave”, Hurriyat had yesterday appealed to people to observe a general strike against the “biased approach” of the state administration in dealing with the situation in Kishtwar.

Hurriyat said the future course of action will be decided today after reviewing the situation in the affected areas.

Clashes between two communities left two persons dead and at least 20 injured in Kishtwar district, where curfew was clamped and the Army called in to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order.

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Published on August 10, 2013
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