Train services remain suspended

Kashmir observes shutdown to mark Oct 27 as ‘black day’
Srinagar: Following the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a complete shutdown was Saturday observed across the Valley against the landing of forces in the valley on this day in the year 1947.

JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for a complete shutdown today against the landing of forces on 27 October, 1947. They had also appealed people to observe this day as “black day and Occupation day”.
On the JRL’s call, all shops, business establishments, private offices, schools, colleges and petrol pumps were closed while as public and private transport was also thin on the roads in Srinagar and other parts of Valley throughout the day.
However, the restrictions in Old city areas were lifted today while as the police and paramilitary troopers were deployed on the roads in large number to thwart the protests if any.
Witnesses said that the forces in the Old city areas were deployed in large number since the wee hours of this morning but there was no restriction in place today.
Similar reports of shutdown were also received from other districts including south as well as north Kashmir.
Reports said that a complete shutdown was observed in South and north Kashmir district. All the shops, business establishments and other establishments remained closed for a day.
Reports said that clashes erupted between youth and forces in Khudwani area of Kulgam here after forces launched a cordon and Search Operation in Ghat Khudwani area today.
Reports added that scores of youth also sustained injuries during the clashes.
Meanwhile, tha train services from Baramulla to Banihal were suspended by the authorities for a day.
Railway officials said that the train services from Baramulla to Banihal were suspended for ‘security reasons’ today.
Meanwhile, a top police official told KNS that the situation remained peaceful throughout the day.


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