• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Separatists protest hit normal life in Kashmir on Sunday


Srinagar, Apr 30: Normal life was affected in the Kashmir valley on Sunday due to a strike called by separatists to protest the killing of a civilian in firing by security forces after militants attacked an army camp in Kupwara district on Thursday.

Most of the shops, other business establishments and fuel stations were shut. Public transport was sparse but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying normally in many areas of the city. The weekly flea market was open as many vendors set up their stalls on the TRC Chowk-Batamaloo axis along the city centre of Lal Chowk, officials said.

Three soldiers, including an officer, were killed by the militants in the pre-dawn attack in Kupwara.

They said the effect of the strike was accentuated because of holiday. Similar reports were received from most other district headquarters of the valley. Separatists, including chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference -- Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq -- and JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, had on Friday called for a valley-wide shutdown against the killing of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat in security forces firing on protesters on Thursday.

The protesters were demanding the bodies of two militants who were killed in retaliatory firing after they attacked an artillery unit of an army garisson at Panzgam. Three soldiers, including an officer, were killed by the militants in the pre-dawn attack before they were neutralized by the security forces.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more