Day 108: Amid protests, arrests, shutdown continues in Kashmir

Wahid Bhat
Srinagar: Normal life continues to remain shut in Kashmir on the consecutive day 108 on the call of joint resistance leadership following killing of Hizbul Mujahedeen Commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.

It was for the 108th consecutive day that life in Valley remained crippled due to the shutdown called by the separatists. The separatists have extended the strike till October 27.

The shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley remained closed while thin public transport was seen on the roads.

As many as 94 people have been killed and more than 15,000 are injured in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

According to reports government arrested thousands of youth, including some top Hurriyat leaders, during the months and over 300 have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA). (PTK)

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