Tral Shuts on CM’s Visit

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SRINAGAR: For the second time in less than a month, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday had to face an embarrassing situation during his visit to Tral town, where a complete shutdown was observed upon his arrival. 

Reports said that a spontaneous shutdown was observed in Tral town today against the visit of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah. This was Chief Minister’s second visit to the town in less than a month.

Earlier on March 22, Omar had to face embarrassment during his rally, when the town observed a spontaneous shutdown to protest his visit.

Reports said all shops, business establishments, private offices remained closed in the town, even as no militant outfit or pro-freedom group had called for a shutdown. The traffic was also thin on the otherwise busy roads, where hundreds of CRPF men and cops were deployed to prevent any untoward incident on the CM’s visit. The forces, reports said, maintained tight vigil during the CM’s presence in the town and subjected the suspicious people to security checks. 

Reports said that Omar Abdullah presided NC workers meeting near Hospital Road Tral. Scores of NC workers attended the meeting that was held at the residence of late NC leader Muhammad Subhan Bhat.

Meanwhile, media personnel were not allowed to move towards the venue of the meeting. A Security official on condition of anonymity said that they had informed about the presence of media to organizers but they bluntly refused to permit them to arrive at the venue,” he said.

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