Complete shutdown in Kashmir to protest beef ban


Separatist leaders have called for bandh in Kashmir on Saturday against the beef ban in Jammu and Kashmir by the High Court. Kashmir Bar Association has also extended support to today’s Kashmir bandh.

Authorities have imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar and have restricted movements of people. Heavy contingent of forces have been deployed across Kashmir to maintain law and order. All business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices are closed across Kashmir and vehicles are off the roads.

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Separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Gilani, Shabir Shah, Qazi Yasir and others were put under house arrest on Friday in order to foil any protest programme planned by them.

On Friday, people in various parts of Kashmir took to streets to protest the ban on beef consumption in Kashmir. Clashes between security forces and youth were reported from parts of Kashmir on Friday, injuring many people including media persons.

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s bench on Wednesday had ordered ban on beef sale in the state.