JKLF shutdown hits life in Kashmir

February 11th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Markets remained closed and public transport was off the roads although a few private vehicles could be seen.

Attendance in government offices was also thin because of the non-availability of public transport.

Reports from other district headquarters of the valley indicated that the shutdown had affected life there as well.

Bhat was hanged this day in 1984 in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Since then, the JKLF has been calling for a protest shutdown on Feb 11 each year.

The group has also been demanding that the remains of its founder, who was buried inside Tihar Jail after his execution, be handed over to his relatives for burial.

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