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Separatists’ strike affects normal life in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, NOV 11 (UNI):- Security forces keeping vigil at Koker Bazar in Srinagar aimed “Jamia Masjid” challo to hold “ Freedom Congregation” and general strike called by the separatist Hurriyat Conference entered in 126th day on Friday. UNI PHOTO-18U

Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir today due to a strike called by separatists against the civilian killings in Paulwama district allegedly during a gunfight between militants and security forces yesterday.

Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed due to the strike called jointly by both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF, officials said.

They said that while most of public and private transport remained off the roads, a few vehicles could be seen plying on some routes.

Though the separatist had given a strike call for today in their weekly protest calendar issued last week, they asked people to hold protests after Friday prayers against the death of two civilians allegedly during clashes between protesters and security forces near the encounter site at Padgampora in Awantipora area of Pulwama district yesterday.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers held for the two slain militants and the civilians in Pulwama.
PTI