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Restrictions, shutdown affects life in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: Normal life was paralysed across Kashmir Valley in view of a general strike today. Restrictions on the movement of people and transport were imposed in several parts of Srinagar city and some other areas by the authorities.

The call for the shutdown was given by separatist leadership against the killing of two civilians in security forces firing at Arwani in Anantnag yesterday. Traders had also called a strike against the government moves to implement GST in the state.

Restrictions were imposed in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police stations of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal. Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were also deployed.

Train services between Baramulla and Banihal towns were suspended as a precautionary measure. Examinations were scheduled for today.

Reports of shutdown were received from all districts of the Valley incuding Budgam, Ganderbal, Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag, Pulwama, Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara.

Because of the shutdown, shops, other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed. Government offices were closed or registered a thing attendance of employees.

Public transport was off the roads. However, some private vehicles were plying on some roads.

Meanwhile, the residents of Pazalpora Hardshiva Sopore held a protest demonstration against the alleged high-handedness of security forces. They alleged that the security men thrashed the villagers without any provocation.

The residents of Turkawangam in Shopian district alleged thrashing and ransacking of properties by security forces for the second time this week.

The residents said that forces barged into their houses last night and thrashed the inmates.

“They also ransacked the properties. Many locals were injured due to the thrashing,” said a local.

News Updated at : Sunday, June 18, 2017
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