Shutdown affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 26: A separatist called protest shutdown on Thursday affected life in the Kashmir Valley although authorities did not impose any restrictions.
“There will be no restrictions anywhere in the city today,” a senior police official told mediapersons.

“Adequate deployment of security forces has been made in sensitive areas to ensure peace.”

Authorities placed senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik under detention on Wednesday.

While Mirwaz Umer was placed under house arrest at his uptown Nigeen residence in Srinagar, Malik was arrested from his party’s office in Abi Guzar area and shifted to Kothibagh police station.

Octogenarian senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani was also placed under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar.

Government offices, banks and post offices, however, functioned normally with reduced attendance.

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