Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar : A protest shutdown called by the separatists affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley on Monday.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik called for the shutdown against the killings of five militants and a civilian in Chowgam village of Kulgam district on Saturday.

Shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar and the district headquarters of the Valley.

Attendance in post offices and banks was also affected because of the non-availability of public transport in Srinagar and other places.

All university exams scheduled for Monday have been postponed and rail services between the Valley and Bannihal town of Jammu region have been suspended.

Heavy deployment of police and Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been made in Srinagar city and other sensitive places in the Valley.

—IANS

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