Partial impact of PPP strike call in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 1: The general strike call given by the Peoples Political Party (PPP) evoked partial response in the Kashmir valley on Friday, August 1.

The PPP had given the day-long strike call in protest against the arrest of its chief Hilal Ahmad War. The PPP has also asked Bihari labourers and other workers to leave the valley by August 10.

Shops and business establishments in the civil lines are remained closed. However, life was normal on the out skirts of the valley. Traffic on all routes was also plying normally. Reports from Anantnag, Baramulla, Sopore and other major towns said there was no impact of the strike call.

War was arrested after a grenade blast at general bus stand Batmaloo where six people, including five members of a Bihari family were killed and 25 others wounded on July 24. Mr War has asked Biharis to leave the valley, alleging that they were involved in anti-social and other crimes.


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