Srinagar, Nov 22: Normal life was on Thursday affected in the valley due to a strike called by separatists against the killing of a Hurriyat leader by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Tuesday.
A police official said that there were no restrictions in any part of the valley though security forces were deployed in sensitive areas to maintain law and order. However, historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar was closed as a precautionary measure by security forces on Thursday morning.
Hafeezullah Mir, who was district president of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Achabal area of Anantnag on Tuesday.
Work in government offices and banks was affected, while all educational institutes remained closed, in view of the strike in Kashmir valley, where train service has again been suspended, for security reasons. (UNI)