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Strike by separatists affects normal life in Kashmir

Normal life was affected in Kashmir due to a strike called by separatist groups today, even as the authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of the city in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden election rally in the valley.

The authorities have sealed off the two-km radius around Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, the venue of the rally and restricted public movement, police officials said.

They said only security forces’ vehicles were allowed to ply towards the venue while people were allowed to foot the distance after thorough frisking. Separatist groups including all the factions of Hurriyat Conference have called for a general strike to protest the Prime Minister’s visit to the valley where assembly polls are going on.

Shops, offices, business establishments and educational institutions remained shut while attendance was affected in government offices and banks.

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