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Separatist strike call: Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Normal life remained affected in Kashmir on Friday due to a strike called by separatist groups even as transport -- both public and private -- continued in several parts of the city.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2016 15:32 IST
Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remained closed due to the strike.
Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remained closed due to the strike. (Waseem Andrabi/HT )

Normal life remained affected in Kashmir on Friday due to a strike called by separatist groups even as transport -- both public and private -- continued in several parts of the city.

Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remained closed due to the strike.

There was less public activity and officials said schools and other educational institutions remained closed.

Similar reports were received from other district headquarters in the Valley, they said.

Separatists are spearheading the ongoing agitation since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8. They have been issuing weekly protest programmes.

In the latest protest programme, separatists announced three full days of relaxation on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The five-month unrest in the Valley has left 86 people dead and thousands others, including 5,000 security personnel, injured.