Srinagar Sep 21: Normal life was disrupted in Indian-admin Kashmir Valley today due to a strike called by Hurriyat Conference G to protest the killing of five persons in CRPF firing in Shopian, where curfew continued for the 15th consecutive day.
Shops, offices, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps were shut and public transport was off the roads on a call given by Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.Indian forces have been deployed in strength in the city and major towns to prevent any untoward incident, police said.
They said most of the separatist leaders including Geelani, APHC-M chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik continue to be under house arrest.
The separatists were placed under house arrest yesterday ahead of their proposed march towards Shopian town.
Five persons, including four civilians, were killed in CRPF firing in Shopian on September 7; another person was killed in the firing on September 11, when the forces opened fire following clashes between them and protestors who were demanding removal of the camp.
Meanwhile, curfew continued for the 15th consecutive day today in Shopian after the restrictions were re-imposed on September 07 following the killing.
“Shopian town continues to remain under curfew,” a police spokesman said.
Curfew was first clamped in Shopian on September 7, following wide-spread clashes after the killing of four persons in CRPF firing.-With inputs from PTI