Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected by the separatist-called shutdown on Sunday against the Centre’s decision to ban the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The Joint Resistance Leadership, a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, had called for the shutdown.

Shops, other business establishments and educational institutions were closed and public transport remained off the roads.

Inter-district transport and train services were also suspended.

Additional police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel were deployed in the sensitive areas in Srinagar.

On Friday, the Centre outlawed the JKLF, alleging it was responsible for promoting terrorism and secessionism in the state.