Srinagar, April 30
A strike called by separatists on Sunday affected normal life in Valley. The strike was called to protest the killing of a civilian in firing by forces after militants attacked an army camp in Kupwara on Thursday. Most of the shops, other business establishments were shut. Public transport was sparse but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying normally in many areas of the city.
Similar reports were received from most other district of the Valley. Joint leadership had on Friday called for a Valley-wide shut down against the killing of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat in forces firing on protesters on Thursday. The protesters were demanding the bodies of two militants who were killed in retaliatory firing after they attacked an artillery unit of an army garisson at Panzgam.