Shops, business establishments and educational institutions were shut, while government offices and banks recorded thin attendance, officials said.
Public transport was off the roads. However, private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying normally. The officials said there are similar reports of shutdown from other districts of the Valley.
Geelani had set a May 13 deadline for the administration to release youth detained during the Parliamentary elections across the Valley.
He had threatened to issue a protest programme if the government does not release them.
"If the state administration does not release the youth and revoke Public Safety Act against pro-freedom leaders and youth, then we will be forced to announce further protest programme after proper deliberations," he had said.