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Kashmir shuts down to protest arrest of Geelanis supporters

Life came to a grinding halt as Kashmir valley observed a shutdown today, called by hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the arrest of his supporters on charges of sedition.

Srinagar, May 5 : Life came to a grinding halt as Kashmir valley observed a shutdown today, called by hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the arrest of his supporters on charges of sedition.

All business establishments, schools and shops remained closed and people preferred to stay indoors.

"Geelani has given a call for shutdown after four of his supporters were booked under the Public Safety Act. The entire Kashmir valley is observing the strike," said Altaf Ahmed, a resident.

"We face a lot of difficulties because of the strike. The Government should look into the matter so that the strike gets over and the situation is normalised," said Mohammad Ismail, another resident.

Other separatist organisations have also backed the shutdown call.

Police had last week arrested four supporters of Geelani's Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (Movement for Freedom) on charges of sedition.

The arrests were made following provocative and anti-national statement by Geelani at a huge public rally in Srinagar.

The meeting was seen as an outrageous display of anti-India sentiments by separatists, as supporters of Geelani shouted slogans against India and waved flags of the banned terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.

ANI

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