Normal life remained crippled on Saturday across Kashmir valley in view of strike called by separatists.
Most of the shops and business establishments remained closed and transport off the roads in Srinagar and all major towns of the valley, in response to strike call given by separatists and militant outfits.
Separatists including moderate faction of Hurriyat headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq called for strike as they want resolution of the Kashmir issue through peaceful talks.
Authorities had made tight security throughout the valley to ensure that the day passed off peacefully.
In Srinagar, the main road leading to the Bakshi stadium the venue of the Independence Day function was closed.