Kashmir shuts against NIA raids, mass arrests

Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed on the second consecutive day, today, against the raids by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists, the ongoing mass arrest spree and possible tinkering with the Article 35-A of the Indian constitution.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

All shops, other business establishments and government and private offices are closed, while public transport is off the roads all across the valley. Indian troops have been deployed in strength at most places in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Kashmir valley.

Mobile internet speed is also reduced in the territory.

Earlier, in a massive crackdown operation hundreds of freedom leaders and activists including JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and members were arrested across the Valley.

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