Srinagar Life across the Valley on Saturday remained affected in wake of the shutdown called by pro-freedom Hurriyat Conference (G) spearheading the ongoing â€˜Quit Kashmirâ€™ campaign.
Reports said that life remained affected in Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley in response to the strike called by Syed Ali Shah Geelani led Hurriyat Conference. All shops, private offices, banks and financial institutions, petrol pumps, business establishments remained closed throughout the day in response to the strike call.
However, thin attendance was witnessed in government run offices and educational institutions. Public transport was also off the roads, while some private vehicles were seen plying on all the major roads and highways across the Valley.
In Srinagar, the capital city, thousands of paramilitary CRPF troops and policemen armed with sophisticated weapons and riot gear guarded the deserted streets, lanes and by lanes to foil any attempt of the people to stage pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations. However, co curfew or restrictions were imposed on the movement of people.
Reports of a complete shutdown have also been received from others districts of the Valley.