Left Menu
Development News Edition

JK: Public faced disruptions as shops, fuel stations closed due to separatists demand

Devdiscourse News Desk | Srinagar | Updated: 17-05-2019 17:28 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 12:34 IST
JK: Public faced disruptions as shops, fuel stations closed due to separatists demand
The authorities ordered the closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the strike, the officials said. Image Credit: ANI

Normal life was affected in Kashmir Friday due to a strike called by separatists to protest the killing of a civilian following an encounter between militants and security forces in Pulwama district. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar -- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Public transport was off the roads, but a few private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying in some areas of the city, they said. The authorities ordered the closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the strike, the officials said.

They said similar reports of shutdown were received from other district headquarters of the Valley. The separatists -- under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) -- on Thursday asked people to observe a shutdown on Friday against civilian killings during the month of Ramzan.

The civilian, Rayees Dar, was killed on Thursday after an encounter between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of the state. Six militants were also killed in encounters with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts on Thursday. Two soldiers also lost their lives in the encounters.

A youth, who had sustained grievous injuries in clashes during protests at Pattan in Baramulla district against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipore, died at SKIMS hospital here Wednesday night.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Videos

Latest News

Egypt officials say 19 militants, 5 troops killed in Sinai

The Egyptian military said it has killed at least 19 militants in raids and airstrikes against an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, in clashes that also left at least five casualties among its troops. Colonel T...

Pvt bus owners in Bengal divided over resuming services

The West Bengal government has allowed inter-district movement of state transport undertaking and private bus services from Monday, but the private operators are divided over recommencing services with a lesser number of passengers owing to...

PM Modi's first year of second term 'historic': Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Sunday on Sunday described the first year of Prime Minister Narendra Modis second term as historic, crediting him with ending the JKs special status, triple talaq and paving the way for a Ram temple in Ayodh...

I'm not going to movie theatre until there's COVID-19 vaccine, says Spike Lee

Veteran filmmaker-writer Spike Lee has said that he will not be going to the movie theaters until there is a vaccine for the coronavirus. The Oscar winner, who was supposed to begin production this summer on an adaptation of the graphic nov...

Give Feedback