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Three injured in stone-pelting, strike hits normal life

india Updated: Oct 25, 2010 23:21 IST

Two policemen and a girl were injured on Monday in stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley where normal life was disrupted in some parts following a shutdown called by the hardline Hurriyat Conference.

The policemen were injured when protesters turned violent and indulged in stone-pelting in Sopore town, 55-km from here, in Baramulla district.

In the same district, stone-pelters were chased away by police at Cement Bridge, police said. Stone-pelters targeted a school bus at Humhama Chowk near Srinagar Airport resulting in injuries to a girl student.

The girl, a student of class first, was admitted SMHS Hospital here, police said.

In Kupwara district, youths indulged in stone-pelting at Unisoo-Chogul in Handwara, 85-km from here, where annual board examinations were in progress.

Shops, businesses and private offices were shut in parts of the Valley in response to a call for a strike given by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat.

Most shops down shutters in Srinagar's commercial hub Lal Chowk while these were open in other towns in the Valley.

A large number of private vehicles were also seen plying on roads in the city.

The Valley has been in the grip of protests, strikes and curfew since June when a 17-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a teargas shell.