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Strike continues, Kashmir on a standstill

The protests were sparked by the killing of four youths by security forces during an operation to flush out militants.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 13:46 IST

Life in the Kashmir valley came to a standstill on Friday following a general strike by separatist organisations and trade union outfits to protest the killing of four youths allegedly by troops at Doodipora.

Shops, businesses, banks, semi-government establishments and courts remained closed and vehicles were off the roads in response to the calls given by the Hurriyat Conference and Kashmir Traders Federation.

Official sources said that attendance in government offices were abysmally low.

The protests were sparked by the killings during an operation to flush out militants from the area. The Army and the state government have ordered separate probes into the incident.