Anantnag town shuts against alleged police highhandedness

    Srinagar, Oct 7 : Normal life was today crippled due to a shutdown against alleged highhandedness of police in main Anantnag town in south Kashmir.
    Meanwhile, traders held a sit-in protest at Lal Chowk in Anantnag, alleging that some policemen yesterday damaged their shops and thrashed them during an anti-braid chopping protest in the area.
    Shouting ‘anti-forces’ slogans, the traders demanded immediate action against the accused policemen.
    “We were not protesting, but the police still came and ransacked some of our shop and thrashed many shopkeepers yesterday in the town,” a protesting trader said.
    Shops and business establishments were closed since early this morning in main Anantnag town in support of the shutdown called by local traders’ body against yesterday’s incident.