Hurriyat strike disrupts life in Kashmir Valley

Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley for the third day on Monday due to the strike call given by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Updated: Nov 08, 2010, 19:31 PM IST

Srinagar: Normal life was disrupted in
Kashmir Valley for the third day on Monday due to the strike
call given by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, headed
by Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Shops, business establishments and private offices in
main markets in Srinagar and other major towns remained
closed.

However, private vehicles plied in large numbers on all
routes, despite attempts by groups of stone-pelting youth to
disrupt the vehicular movement at a few places in Srinagar,
including Nowgam this morning.

A police spokesman said the law and order situation
remained peaceful with no untoward incident reported from
anywhere.

"There was no curfew in any part of the Valley as the
law and order situation remained peaceful," he said.

Hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference gave a call for
a three-day "civil curfew" in the Valley from November 6,
coinciding with the visit of the US President Barack Obama to
India.

Kashmir Valley has been in the grip of protests,
strikes and curfew since June when a 17-year-old boy was
killed by a tear smoke shell allegedly fired by police at
Rajouri Kadal area of the city.

PTI