Srinagar: Several areas of North Kashmir reeled under curfew for the fifth consecutive day Monday, while rest of the Valley observed complete shutdown in response to the call given by pro-freedom Hurriyat Conference (G).
Syed Ali Shah Geelani led Hurriyat faction that spearheads the ongoing â€˜Quit Kashmirâ€™ movement in the latest resistance programme issued last week had asked people to observe shutdown on October 30, 31 and November 1 to protest the alleged human rights violations and the occupation of Kashmir by forces. The veteran leader had also asked people to stage peaceful protests from Magrib to Isha prayers.
Correspondent from North Kashmir said that curfew remained in place in Delina and Palhalan areas of the Baramulla and main town of the neighboring Bandipore district for the fifth consecutive day following violent clashes between protesters and the forces against the alleged atrocities by the latter.
In Srinagar, the capital city life remained crippled for the third consecutive day due to the shutdown called by the veteran pro-freedom leader. All shops, government and private offices, banks and financial institutions, petrol pumps remained closed in this summer capital today, while public transport was off the roads. However, private transport was plying normally on almost all the major roads and highways.
Reports of complete shutdown were also received from Shopian, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam district of South Kashmir.
A police spokesman said that curfew was imposed in Delina and Palhalan areas of district Baramulla and Bandipore town as a precautionary measure.
â€œThere are no reports of any untoward incident from any place. Situation at this hour is normal and under control.â€ the spokesman added.