Agence India press
Apr 11, 2011
Srinagar: Normal life in Kashmir valley was hit for the third consecutive day today in response to Hurriyat Conference (G) strike call against the plans of state government to issue controversial ‘Dogra Certificate’ to those living in the Jammu region.
In view of the resentment from all quarters against the issuance of certificate, minister Taj Mohi-u-din had assured that the issue would be discussed in cabinet and the apprehensions’ of valley people addressed.
On Saturday and Sunday, separatist groups had called for a general strike against killing of president Jamait Ahli-hidaees and popular religious leader Moulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah.
Shops and other commercial establishments remained closed due to the strike. Educational institutions’ across the valley also remained closed and there was thin attendance of employees in government offices.
Public transport was off the roads and thin movement of private transport was noticed on the roads. Most of the ATM’s in capital city Srinagar witnessed shortage of cash and some ATM’s remained closed as clients suffered inconveniences.
Children of different age groups were seen playing cricket on deserted Srinagar roads. Patients suffered immensely due to the strike as they failed to visit hospitals for the medical treatment. Reports said that strike also affected life in other major towns of the valley. (AIP)
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