Srinagar: Life in Kashmir was affected
due to a strike called by hardline faction of Hurriyat
Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest against
the arrest of youth in the Valley during the summer unrest.
All shops, business establishments and private offices
remained closed on account of the strike called by Geelani,
The attendance in government offices also remained
thin and transport services remained off the roads, they said.
The effect of strike was accentuated by the heavy
snowfall across the Kashmir Valley, which forced people to
Geelani had called for the strike today against the
alleged harassment of youth and large scale arrests by the
security forces during the five month summer unrest last