Srinagar: A shutdown is being observed in Kashmir on Saturday against the detention of former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani and crackdown on JNU students for organising an event on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru.
The call for shutdown has been given by Hurriyat Conference-led by Syed Ali Geelani and JKLF.
Shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and offices were shut in and around the Lal Chowk city centre and in many areas elsewhere in the city, while government offices witnessed thin attendance, Eyewitness said..
Similar reports were received from other district headquarters of the Valley,
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said police and paramilitary CRPF have been deployed in strength in sensitive areas of the city like Maisuma and other downtown areas to maintain law and order.
Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has termed the registration of sedition charges against the ex-Delhi University Professor as an “unjust crackdown of Delhi Police”