Anti-Islam film: Normal life hit in Kashmir Valley due to strike
Posted on: 03:53 PM IST Sep 18, 2012
Srinagar: Normal life was disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday due to a strike called by several organisations to protest against an anti-Islam film. Schools, shops, business establishments and fuel stations were closed due to the strike called by Kashmir Economic Alliance.
The strike call was supported by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, JKLF, Kashmir High Court Bar Association and many religious groups as well. The lawyers' body has decided to abstain from work in the courts today as a mark of protest against the film.
The roads in most parts of the Valley wore a deserted look as public and private transport remained off the roads. However, some private cars and security force vehicles could be seen plying the roads.
Peaceful protests against the film have been reported from several areas in the city and elsewhere in the valley.