Normal life remains affected in Valley

SRINAGAR:Normal life was affected in Kashmir today due to the strike called by separatist groups though transport - both public and private - was plying in many parts of the city here.




Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remained closed due to the strike.




There was comparatively less public activity today because of the Friday as people apprehend law and order problems after the congregational prayers.



The officials said schools and other educational institutions were closed.




Similar reports were received from most other district headquarters of the Valley, they said.



The separatists are spearheading the ongoing agitation since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with forces on July 8.



They have been issuing weekly protest programmes.




In their new protest programme, the separatists have announced three full days of relaxation on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.




The five-month unrest in the Valley has left 97 people dead and thousands others injured.






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