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Kashmir: Hurriyat`s strike call hits normal life

Last Updated: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 13:26

Srinagar: Normal life in Kashmir was affected
today due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference
against the two-year jail term to Kashmiri separatist Ghulam
Nabi Fai.

Shops, schools and business establishments in commercial
hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas remained closed due to
the strike called by Hurriyat hardline leader Syed Ali Shah
Geelani, officials said.

However, shops in Civil Line area and suburbs of the
city were partially open, they said.
The strike call drew a partial response in other district
headquarters and towns of the Kashmir Valley.
Few vehicles were seen plying on the roads across
Kashmir, they added.

Geelani had called for strike against the conviction and
two-year jail term given to Fai by a US court for illegal
lobbying for Kashmir.


First Published: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 13:26

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