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Strike cripples life in Shopian in south Kashmir

UNI  Srinagar, April 01, 2013
First Published: 14:42 IST(1/4/2013) | Last Updated: 14:43 IST(1/4/2013)

Life was on Monday crippled due to spontaneous strike at Shopian in south Kashmir against the arrest of a youth on Friday night.

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Business and other activities remained shut and traffic was off the road in the town and adjoining areas though there was no strike call from any organisation.

Work in government offices, banks and educational institutions was also affected due to strike.

People are protesting against the arrest of a youth Zubair Ahmad during the intervening night of March 29 and 30 from his Bonabazar house in the town.

Police alleged that he was involved in organising stone pelting in the town.

They said Zubair was arrested several times in the past and released after warning. However, he continued to indulge in stone pelting and inciting others also.

Yesterday, several people, including security personnel were injured in clashes in the town.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman said that nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and three state police personnel were injured in stone pelting incidents at Sarak Kadal in the Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) yesterday.


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