Srinagar: Semi-shutdown to protest attack on Kashmiris

Srinagar: Semi-shutdown to protest attack on Kashmiris

Kashmir trade bodies hold a demonstration against the attacks on the Kashmiri Muslim community in Jammu province and other parts of India in the wake of Pulwama attack. (Photo by Umer Asif)

A shutdown was observed in Lal Chowk city centre and adjoining areas here on Friday as a mark of protest against the attacks on Kashmiri people in Jammu and outside the state in the aftermath of the Pulwama suicide car bombing.

Shopkeepers in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Residency Road and other adjoining areas downed their shutters at 3:30 pm following a shutdown called by trade bodies and civil society organisations of the valley.

The traders also took out a protest march to condemn the attacks on Kashmiri people in Jammu and outside the state.

They demanded safety of Kashmiri traders and students outside the valley.