Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley on Sunday against the harassment and attacks on Kashmiris by frenzied mobs and rightwing extremists in Jammu and outside the state.
The call for Kashmir bandh call was supported by major trade bodies like the Kashmir Economic Alliance and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation as well as transporters’ associations.
All shops and commercial establishments are shut in Srinagar and other parts of the valley, while public transport is completely off the roads.
Minor clashes were reported from Natipora and other places of Srinagar.
Reports of shutdown were received from other district headquarters of the valley.
On Saturday various trade bodies called for Kashmir bandh to protest against attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and other parts of India.
On Saturday a shutdown was observed in Lal Chowk city centre and adjoining areas here after 3 pmas a mark of protest against the harassment and attacks. The traders also took out a march to condemn the attacks.
They also demanded the safety of Kashmiri traders and students outside the valley. They have threatened to cut off business ties with Jammu-based traders in case the attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu were not stopped immediately.
Via The Kashmirwala