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Protest shutdown affects life across Valley

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Normal life was affected across the Valley on Friday during a shutdown called by separatists to mark the fifth anniversary of the of Parliament attack convict Guru.

Markets, public transport and businesses remained shut in and all other major towns in the Valley. Few private vehicles plied on the roads.

Due to non-availability of public transport, attendance in banks and government offices was thin.

The separatists called for a shutdown to denounce Guru' s in and to reiterate the demand for the return of his mortal remains to the family.

was hanged on February 9, 2013 for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack. He was buried inside the jail premises.

Police said they imposed restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar, the uptown area of Maisuma and in some north and south areas.

Senior separatist leaders and continue to remain under house arrest while has been lodged in the

The Pakistan-based headed by backed the protest call.

Police and paramilitary personnel in riot gear were deployed in all areas.

between north Kashmir's Baramulla town and Bannihal town in the Jammu region were suspended as a precaution.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 13:42 IST