Spontaneous shutdown, clashes at news of killing

Spontaneous shutdown, clashes at news of killing

SRINAGAR: Parts of Srinagar’s old city and Maisuma in uptown shut spontaneously after the killing of a Jama’at activist and school teacher Rizwan Asad allegedly in police custody. Reports said shopkeepers downed their shutters in downtown areas after the announcement was made from inside Jamia Masjid asking people to observe shutdown. Meanwhile intense clashes broke […]

MMU calls shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir

MMU calls shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Muttahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) – a conglomerate of various religious organisations of Kashmir – has called complete shutdown on Saturday against the summoning of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq by NIA and ban on Jama’at-e-Islami. It also called for protests after Friday prayers. Addressing a press conference at the historic Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal here, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam […]

Friday prayers barred at Jamia amid shutdown in Kashmir

Friday prayers barred at Jamia amid shutdown in Kashmir

Srinagar: The historic Jamia Masjid of Srinagar was locked and surrounded by government forces for the second consecutive Friday today, amid a valley-wide shutdown observed by people on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to protest the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on JKLF chairman Yasin Malik and the ban on […]

JRL calls for shutdown today

JRL calls for shutdown today

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for “complete and comprehensive” on Friday against the arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others under PSA. It also condemned the Jammu blast and attacks on Kashmiris in UP. Malik is one of the three leaders of JRL spearheading the resistance movement in Kashmir. He […]

Trade bodies protest at Lal Chowk amid shutdown in Kashmir

Trade bodies protest at Lal Chowk amid shutdown in Kashmir

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Kashmiri trade bodies held a protest demonstration in Lal Chowk Srinagar where representatives of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF), All Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association, and other traders’ bodies assembled. They carried placards and banners that read, “Save Our Rights”, “Save […]

Day 2 of shutdown in Kashmir

Day 2 of shutdown in Kashmir

Srinagar: Early on Thursday morning a large number of police and paramilitary forces arrived in various parts of old Srinagar and began laying a siege. They installed barbed wires at both entry and exits points of several localities, including in Rainawari, Nowhatta, Naqshband Sahab, Nawa Kadal , Hawal, Rajouri Kadal, Maharajgunj, Khanyar and Safa Kadal. […]

Two-day shutdown on JRL call begins in Kashmir

Two-day shutdown on JRL call begins in Kashmir

Srinagar: Streets in Kashmir Valley again wore deserted looks as people on Wednesday observed a complete shutdown against NIA raids on resistance leaders, mass arrests of Jama’at-e-Islami members, and threats to Article 35A. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for a two-day protest […]

Shutdown in Kashmir on JRL call

Shutdown in Kashmir on JRL call

Srinagar: Streets in Kashmir valley on Sunday wore deserted looks as people observed a complete shutdown in response to a call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against mass arrests in Kashmir and legal challenges to Article 35A in the Supreme Court. The shutdown witnessed intensified security arrangements in volatile areas of the summer […]

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