Agence India Press
April 23, 2011
Srinagar: A general strike ht normal life in Baramulla today. The strike was to mark the third death anniversary of two Hizbul-Mujahideen (HM) commanders- Imtiyaz Ahmed Zargar Tanveer Ahmed Khan, who were killed died in an encounter with security forces’ at Khawaja Bagh area in 2008 on April 23.
The strike also affected attendance in government run and private offices. Very thin attendance was noticed in some schools and most of the educational institutions remained closed due to strike.
CRPF and police personnel holding automatic weapons and carrying lathis were seen patrolling the deserted markets and streets in the town. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads. However thin movement of private transport was noticed
on the roads. Children were seen playing cricket on deserted streets (AIP)
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