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Separatist-backed strike hits normal life in Kashmir

Most shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in support of the strike which is being observed on Human Rights Day.

By: PTI | Srinagar |
Updated: December 10, 2018 12:53:02 pm
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Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Monday because of a strike called by separatists to highlight the alleged human rights violations in the Valley.

Most shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in support of the strike which is being observed on Human Rights Day.

While public transport was hit, private cars and auto-rickshaws were plying in a few areas of the city.

Similar reports of shutdown were received from other district headquarters of the Valley.

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Officials said there were no restrictions imposed but security forces were deployed in sensitive areas across the Valley to avoid any law and order problem.

Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership, have called the strike, asking people to observe it as a “black day”.

JRL, comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, asked people to observe shutdown to “highlight the human rights violations” in the Valley.

In a statement, it urged international human rights agencies to take note of the alleged rights violations and force India to “stop the violations”.

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