Complete shutdown observed across Kashmir Valley

The shutdown call was given by separatist leadership including Hurriyat chief and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Srinagar | Updated: April 11, 2015 3:23 pm
Security personnel stands guard infront of closed shops during Strike in Srinagar. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi) Security personnel stands guard infront of closed shops during Strike in Srinagar. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir Valley on Saturday as a mark of protest against the government’s plan to create “composite townships” in Kashmir Valley for the Kashmiri Pandits.

The shutdown call was given by separatist leadership including Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik.

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Fearing protest demonstrations, authorities have deployed additional security personnel in the Srinagar city and other parts of valley.

In Srinagar, while the government offices are witnessing a thin attendance, most of the shops are closed and the public transport is off the roads.

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The shutdown is being observed in other parts of valley, where the business establishments are closed and there is less public transport is plying on the roads.

On Friday, at-least 10 people were injured after clashes between the protesters and the security personnel erupted in Maisuma locality of Lalchowk, soon after police foiled a protest march and detained JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik who was leading the protest.

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    Bhumiputra
    Apr 12, 2015 at 12:00 am
    All Muslims in Kashmir should be driven out of Hindustan.They were given stan for their killing field.
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      Bhumiputra
      Apr 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
      You must be a stani.Muslims will kill each other as they have been doing for time unknown.Most violent religion.
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        K M
        Apr 11, 2015 at 3:54 pm
        The only way is now to push and settle willing people from across the country in all parts of Kashmir and declare it as centrally administered and keep the army as protection. Then gradually cut down dominance of these traitors systematically and drive them out of the country. No mercy to be shown to them.
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          bond
          Apr 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm
          so much hatred for other religions !
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            N. Basu
            Apr 11, 2015 at 6:25 pm
            The organisation that is able to 'shut down' a w valley time and again can not be that invisible nor can be the communication links it employs be that immune to tracing. India is projecting its weight in the world but this inability to maintain disruption free normal life anywhere within its domain speaks ill of its capabilities in public management with all the military and the technological capabilities at its disposal. Isn't there a 'Make in India' solution to this all-to-often problem of a motley group of terrorists, hooligans, fanatics, under the banner of a political party, religion, language hegemony, privileges (of caste, trade, you name it) of depriving a large potion of their normal economic lives thro' 'shut-downs' or 'bandhs'? One can begin by impounding the wealth of the perpetrators or of their organisations to pay for those who are affected. This may help to flush out those who pull the strings from behind.
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