Srinagar : Normal life was paralysed in the Kashmir Valley Saturday by a general shutdown called by the radical faction of the separatist Hurriyat Conference.
The strike, which evoked a near total response, is to protest against the arrest of six associates of the Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani here last week.
In Srinagar, all shops, business establishments, government offices, banks and educational institutions were shut. Public transport went off the roads. But skeletal private transport plied on the streets.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained the six under the Public Safety Act after registering a case against for raising "anti-national slogans" at a Geelani public meeting in Srinagar's Eidgah last month.
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