Anantnag: A complete shutdown was Saturday observed in South Kashmir’s Anantnag against the alleged police ‘highhandedness’.
All the shops and business establishments remained close in the district while the traffic was also thin on the roads.
Meanwhile, clashes also erupted in the area during which three persons got injured.
The shutdown call for today was given by the traders on Friday.
They had alleged that police lobbed teargas shells inside their shops at Reshi Bazar during the clashes in the area. They had also beat up several shop keepers and their staff in the area.
They added that some shopkeepers were beaten to pulp by police while over half dozen were detained.
The traders today staged a sit-in at Lal Chowk and demanded an end to the alleged police ‘excesses’.
They added that they won’t call off their strike until the concerned Station House Officer (SHO) won’t be transferred.
President Traders Federation Anantnag, Abdul Rashid told ‘Kashmir Vision’ said that they won’t call off their strike until SHO Sadder Arshid Khan, will be transferred.
Pertinently, Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Yasir had also supported the shutdown call given by Traders Federation.