Normal life in Kashmir was affected today due to a strike called by separatists after the killing of PhD scholar-turned-Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manaan Bashir Wani in an encounter with security forces.
Schools, higher educational institutions, and business establishments remained closed due to the strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership, a separatist amalgam comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik.
Public transport remained off the roads
Public transport remained off the roads in most places but few private vehicles could be seen plying in Kashmir, the officials said.
The separatists called for a shutdown after Wani and his associate Ashiq Hussain Zargar were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district yesterday.
The situation across the valley so far is peaceful, the officials said.