Shutdown in Kashmir against shifting of Asiya, aides to Delhi by NIA

Shutdown in Kashmir against shifting of Asiya, aides to Delhi by NIA
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Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Saturday by a protest shutdown called by the resistance leaders against shifting of Asiya Andrabi, and her two woman associates to Delhi.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for the protest after Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) chief Andrabi and her two aides, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi were shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday.

Andrabi and others were shifted from the Srinagar Central Jail in connection with a sedition FIR filed against them by the agency.

The Patiala House Court in Delhi remanded the three to NIA’s custody for 10 days till July 16.

Geelani is continuously undergoing house detention while as Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest yesterday and Malik was taken into preventive custody.

Shops, public transport and other businesses remained are closed in Srinagar city and other district headquarters of the valley.

Rail services have been suspended as “a precautionary measure”, but Kashmir University officials have said “all exams scheduled on Saturday would be held as per schedule”.

Authorities on Saturday announced curfew in Tral town of Pulwama District on the eve of second death anniversary of Hizb commander Burhan Wani.

Burhan was killed along with two other militants in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.