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Valley shuts against attacks on Kashmiris outside

No untoward incident reported during strike


Srinagar, Feb 17 (KNS): A complete shutdown across Kashmir valley on Sunday was observed against the targeting of Kashmiris in Jammu and other Indian states in the backdrop of Lethpora Pulwama suicide attack.
According to Kashmir News Service (KNS) correspondent, shutdown call given by trade bodies in Kashmir valley had a thorough response on ground with transport remaining off the roads, business establishments remaining shut and all major roads wearing a deserted look.
Trade bodies in protest of the attacks launched against Kashmiris presently staying in Jammu and other states including Delhi, Banglore and others.
As per the reports the trade bodies have already cautioned the government not to harass and target Kashmiri Muslims who are staying outside valley in connection with studies, business and employment.
To foil protest demonstrations, administration in Kashmir valley had taken requisite precautionary measures including suspension of internet services, imposition of restriction in already violence infested old city areas of Srinagar.
As per the KNS correspondent, additional deployment of security personnel was made in various volatile areas to thwart any law and order disruption.
Meanwhile in a bid to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir presently staying in Jammu and convey her concern over their security to the state administration, Peoples Democratic Party President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday reached Jammu. However according to reports she was not allowed to enter into the PDP head office located in Gandhi Nagar area 6f the region.
Meanwhile PDP’s Jammu office was sealed by police and all senior leaders of the party who were helping evacuate people were restrained inside the party office. Those who were stuck inside till the last reports came in include Nizam-u-Din Bhat, Parliament Member Fayaz Mir, former legislators Aijaz Mir, Noor Mohammad, Ved Mahajan, senior leader Abdul Qayoom Wani, Parvez Khan Wafa and several others. Meanwhile condemnations continue to pour in against the attacks on civilian Kashmiri population in Jammu by the fanatic mob in several areas of the region.
No untoward incident anywhere during the present strike call has been witnessed across the state till this report was filed. (KNS) 

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