Shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley
Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected on Saturday due to a protest shutdown called by separatists.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, had called for the shutdown to coincide with the landing of the Indian Army in the valley on this day in 1947.
Shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions were closed in Srinagar and other district headquarters.
Skeletal private transport, however, plied on uptown city roads of Srinagar.
Authorities made heavy deployment of security forces in old city areas of Srinagar and other law and order sensitive places in the Valley.
Rail services between Baramulla and Bannihal town in the Jammu region have been suspended as a precautionary measure.-IANS