Kashmir shuts to mark Oct 27 as ‘black day’

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Srinagar: Kashmir valley is observing a complete shutdown on Saturday October 27 against the landing of Indian army in the valley on the same day in 1947.

All the business establishments, markets, schools, colleges, and transport across the valley is shut. The resistance leadership had called, as it does every year, for a complete strike on what it calls the “black day” in the history of Kashmir.

In Srinagar, all shops and business establishments remained closed everywhere. To prevent people from holding any protest demonstrations, the authorities have imposed strict restrictions in areas of Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Khanyar, Kralkhud and Maisuma.

Similar reports of shutdown were received from all district headquarters in northern and southern Kashmir.

As a precautionary measure, the Northern Railways suspended train services on the Baramulla to Banihal route.