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Shutdown hits life in Srinagar
Srinagar, Jun 25 (IANS):
Published on 25 Jun. 2010 11:32 PM IST
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Life across Srinagar was affected Friday by a separatist shutdown called against alleged human rights violations and the detention of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani.
Markets, educational institutions, banks and businesses were closed, public transport went off the roads, and attendance in government offices was thin.
Roads were deserted though a few autorickshaws and private vehicles plied in the uptown areas. Geelani, who favours Jammu and Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan, has been detained under the tough Public Safety Act and lodged in a tourist hut in the high-security Cheshmashahi area.
Meanwhile, a guerrilla was killed and a soldier injured Friday in a gunfight between separatists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Soldiers from Rashtriya Rifles, the police Special Operations Group (SOG) and the CRPF surrounded a house in Krankshivan area of Sopore, some 55 km from here, late Thursday following a tip off that militants were holed up inside, a police officer said.
“The militants were asked to surrender but they fired at our men resulting in the gunfight,” he said. The fighting is still raging. On Monday, separatist guerrillas carried out a string of attacks in the town, killing a policeman and injuring nine people. One militant was also killed.

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