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Shutdown in support of Article 35-A hits life in Valley

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Normal life was adversely affected in city and other parts of the Valley on Wednesday by a shutdown called by separatists in support of Article 35-A of the Constitution.

A petition seeking abrogation of Article 35-A is being heard by the The article gives powers to the Jammu and Assembly to define residents of the state and their privileges.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), the separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, and Muhammad Yasin Malik, called a two-day strike to highlight people's support of the people for the article.

Shops and other businesses remained closed in the Valley while public transport went off the roads. Only private vehicles moved at many places.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 13:12 IST
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