Spontenous strike against SASB cripples life for 3rd day

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Srinagar, Jun 26 (UNI) Life remained crippled for the third day today due to a spontaneous strike in protest against the transfer of 800 kanals of forest land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and police action against peaceful processionists that left three dead and more than 250 wounded during the past three days.

The Kashmir university, Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education have postponed all examinations and all interviews have also been cancelled due to large strike.

The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) eighth biannual departmental vigilance officers conference, scheduled to be held on June 28, here has been postponed.

Shops and business establishments in the entire city remained closed and traffic was off the road on all routes though there was no strike called by any organisation.

Colleges, schools and other educational institutions wore a deserted look while banks, petrol pumps and government-controlled ration depots also remained closed.

Work in government offices and other public undertakings was affected as majority employees could not make it to their offices due to non-availability of transport.

A report from Baramulla said complete shut down was observed in the town and other major towns in north Kashmir, including Sopore, Handwara, Kupwara and Pattan with almost all shops and business establishments remained closed. Traffic was also off the roads.

Similar reports were also received from other major towns, including Badgam, Charar-e-Sharief, Pulwama, Anantnag, Awantipora and Pampore of the valley.


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