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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Kashmir shuts down again

HTC, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, February 21, 2013
First Published: 00:25 IST(21/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:26 IST(21/2/2013)

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s agitation calendar began with a shutdown in valley on Wednesday. The protests are meant to press for the return of the body of executed Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

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Shops, malls, and private offices remained closed.

To prevent street protests, the government had imposed Section 144 of the CrPC — which bars the assembly of more than four people – since Tuesday. The restrictions operated in parts of Srinagar and a few towns in north and south Kashmir.

Several youths were taken into preventive custody. The entire separatist leadership was either placed under house arrest or taken into preventive custody.


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