Kashmir Valley observes Complete shut down on Separatist call; Security tightened over Republic Day


Srinagar: As nation is celebrating 66th Republic Day today Kashmir valley observes complete shutdown on Separatist call. As all separatist groups has already appealed for complete shutdown today. All shops are closed down; public transport is out off roads.


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Main function of republic day function was held at Bakshi Stadium were Divisional Kashmir Rohit Kansal was took over the guard off honour.


No civilian movement was today allowed in main Lalchowk and around venue as per security reasons. Security was also geared up as there were inputs of militant attacks on this day as US President Barak Obama is the main guest on republic day function in New Delhi.


About 500 CCTV cameras were placed in Srinagar city to keep up the vigil, sharp shooters are on several roof tops of important buildings.


As there were intelligence inputs of militant threat on this day security was high alerted to stop any kind of untoward incident.