SRINAGAR, April 11 : Complete shutdown was observed on Thursday across Kashmir valley in wake of shutdown call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), against heightened Indian brutality and the closure of the Udhampur-Baramulla National Highway.
All the business establishments, schools, offices remained shut and transport off the roads. Train services were also suspended by the authorities as a precautionary measure.
A statement issued by the Joint Resistance Leadership states, “The strike is aimed to protest against the shifting of JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik to Delhi’s Tihar jail under the pretext of questioning by the National Investigation Agency including rigorous interrogation of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and sustained interrogation and repeated summoning of two sons of APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gillani to Delhi by NIA”.
Kashmir has come under restrictions that have been imposed by New Delhi on the behest of tightening security measures to facilitate the elections.