Kashmir valley, Banihal parts shut against ban on Jama’at, assault on Article 35A

Srinagar: Kashmir valley and Banihal township on Tuesday observed a complete shutdown on the call of Traders bodies against the ban on Jama’at-e-Islami and assault on Article 35-A.

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Reports said that all shops and other business establishments are shut in capital city Srinagar and other district headquarters of the valley.

They said a complete shutdown is being observed in Banihal township and its adjoining markets on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Shutdown is also being observed in Khari-Aarpinchla tehsil.

Various trade organisations Monday called for a complete shutdown against “continued attacks” on special status of Jammu and Kashmir, ban on socio-religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami and “arrest spree” across the Valley.

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