Srinagar: A complete shutdown is observed in Kashmir on Friday on eve of the Martyrs Day.
Martyrs Day is being observed July 13, every year to remember those killed by Dogra autocratic rulers in 1931.
The shutdown call was given by Kashmir’s joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
July 13 is observed as an official holiday in J&K.
On this day in 1931, 22 Kashmiris fell to bullets of then Maharaja’s forces outside Central Jail Srinagar.
Government has imposed strict curfew like restrictions in Maharaj Gunj, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Safa Kadal, Khanyar, Kralkhud and Maisuma areas of Srinagar.
All commercial establishments, including shops and private establishments are remained closed in Kashmir and traffic is off the roads.
Reports of shutdown have also reached from other districts of the valley.
Authorities have detained or arrested the resistance leaders, who had called for ‘Naqshaband Sahab Challo’ to pay homage to the Martyrs. (KR)