SRINAGAR JAN 26 : In response to the separatists call, a complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir Valley on Friday, on the eve of Indian Republic Day.
All the shops and business establishments are closed and the roads are giving a deserted look as no traffic is plying accept police and forces vehicles. Reports of the complete shutdown have reached from all the ten district headquarters of Kashmir.
Authorities had made unprecedented arrangements of security by deputing thousands of police and forces personnel on every road of Srinagar and elsewhere who had erected checkpoints two days earlier.
Mobile phones and internet services were suspended as has been the tradition on every 26th January and 15th August.
Amidst unprecedented security arrangements Republic Day functions were held in every district headquarter. The largest function of Kashmir was held at Sher Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar.
Meanwhile a protest call was given by all the separatist parties and groups including Hurriyat (G), Hurriyat (M), Hurriyat (JK) and JKLF besides calling the Indian Republic Day as “A Black Day”. (PTK)