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J&K govt bans Malik from Doda, Srinagar shuts down in protest

The Maisuma locality and adjoining parts in Srinagar observed a shutdown on Thursday to protest against the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision not to allow JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik in the earthquake-affected Doda region of the state and pushing him back to Kashmir.

india Updated: May 30, 2013 14:15 IST

The Maisuma locality and adjoining parts in Srinagar observed a shutdown on Thursday to protest against the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision not to allow JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik in the earthquake-affected Doda region of the state and pushing him back to Kashmir.

Shops and other business establishments downed their shutters in Maisuma and Budshah Chowk after Malik's supporters came out on streets in protest, official sources said.

Supporters of the separatist leader were protesting against the government's move not to allow Malik to visit the earthquake-affected areas of Doda region from where he was pushed back to the Valley this morning, the sources said.

The JKLF supporters pelted stones at police personnel posted in the area, forcing the law enforcement agencies to use batons to chase them away, they said.

Additional police and CRPF personnel have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order, they said.

So far, there are no reports of anyone getting injured in the brief clashes.