Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley against the shifting of prisoners from Kashmir to outside jails and the recent killings at the hands of government forces in Shopian.
The shutdown call had been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a pro-freedom conglomerate of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik. The said leaders had also called a protest march to south Kashmir town.
Malik has been arrested and lodged in the Srinagar Central Jail, while Geelani and Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest.
Schools, colleges and universities have been closed. All examinations scheduled for Wednesday had to be postponed.
Train services have also been suspended. Internet services in south Kashmir areas also continued to remain suspended for the third consecutive day.
Markets, public transport and other businesses remained closed in Srinagar city and other district headquarters of the valley, while private transport moved in areas not placed under restrictions.
Heavy deployments of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been made in all the sensitive places in the valley.