Kashmir valley comes to a stand still

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Srinagar: Normal life was rattled in Kashmir Valley on Saturday due to a strike called by hard line Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the detention of separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat.

Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps were shut here, while government offices and banks witnessed thin attendance.

Public transport was off the road. Cars, cabs and auto rickshaws maneuvered at some places.

Geelani had called for protests after Friday prayers yesterday and a strike on Saturday against the government decision, saying,” There was no moral or justification in slapping the PSA on the separatist leader”.

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