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Normal life disrupted in Kashmir due to strike

chandigarh Updated: Jun 12, 2012 11:09 IST
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Normal life in Kashmir was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to commemorate those killed in the summer agitation of 2010.

Shops and business establishments in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas remained closed while schools across the valley remained shut on account of the strike, official sources said.

The sources said work in courts and government offices was affected as employees could not make it to their offices due to lack of adequate transport facilities.

However, many shops in civil lines area and suburbs of the city were open, ignoring the strike call given by the separatists, they added.

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has asked people to observe the second death anniversary of Tufail Ahmad Mattoo.

17-year-old Mattoo was killed in police action on this day in 2010 triggering the summer agitation that year.