Shutdown hits normal life in Kashmir

Shutdown hits normal life in Kashmir
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Srinagar, July 7: A shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against shifting of Dukhtaran-e-Milat Chairperson Asiya Andrabi to Delhi hit normal life on Saturday across Kashmir.

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for  a shutdown after Asiya was shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday.

Asiya and two of her associates, Fahmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen were shifted from the Srinagar Central Jail in connection with a sedition FIR filed against them by the central agency.

The Patiala House Court in Delhi remanded the three to NIA’s custody for 10 days till July 16.

Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest while Malik has been taken into preventive custody.

Shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed in Srinagar city and other district headquarters of the valley.

Rail services have been suspended as a precautionary measure, but Kashmir University officials said all exams scheduled on Saturday would be held as per schedule.