Strike paralyses life in Valley

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Dec 23: Normal life remained paralysed in Kashmir today due to a strike called by separatists while police detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman and several of his supporters.
Majority of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley remained shut, while public transport was minimal.
People took out a protest rally after the Friday prayers ended at Khankah Faiz Panah in Tral area South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The protesters raised slogans against Government.
The protests over issuance of domicile certificates to WPRs were also held in Pulwama, Baramulla, Sopore and other parts of the Valley after the Friday prayers.
The protest call was given by the separatist leadership including Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief, Mohammad Yasin Malik in their joint statements.
Police detained scores of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activists along with its chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, after they tried to march towards Lal Chowk.
As soon as the Friday congregational prayers ended at Sarai Bala Masjid, Malik along with scores of his activists carried out a protest march. As soon the JKLF activists tried to march towards Lal Chowk, police swung into action and detained him along with his activists.


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