Shutdown affects normal life in Kashmir

Normal life was affected in Kashmir valley on Friday due to a shutdown called by the separatist outfits against the killing of a civilian during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Qamarwari yesterday.

All shops, commercial establishments and schools are closed in capital city Srinagar while public transport of off the roads.

However, private vehicles are plying on the roads.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for shutdown and protests today against the killing of Saleem Malik during a CASO in Noorbagh area of Qamarwari yesterday morning.

Reports of shutdown have also been received from other district headquarters of the valley.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik has been arrested to prevent him from leading any protests against the killing of the civilian.

A JKLF spokesman said that Malik was arrested from his Maisuma residence and lodged at Kothibagh police station.

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