Separatists protest against separate township for Kashmiri Pandits, call for shutdown in the valley

| Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 15:41
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Separatists protest against separate township

SRINAGAR: A day after carrying out massive protests against the proposed setting up of an exclusive township for the migrant minority community in the Kashmir valley, the separatists have once again called for total shutdown in the valley today.

According to the officials, shops, educational institutions and petrol pumps remained closed in Srinagar while government offices and banks witnessed attendance.

Public transport was off the roads while private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws plied at few places, said the officials. 

Separatist groups including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and all the factions of Hurriyat Conference called for a shutdown today against setting up of Separate Township for Kashmiri Pandits in the valley.

Clarifying in the state Legislative Assembly, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that there were no plans of setting up Separate Township for the Kashmiri Pandits but steps will be taken for return of the minority community to the Valley.

(With PTI Inputs)

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