Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed today across Kashmir Valley to remember pro-freedom leader Muhammad Maqbool Bhat on his hanging anniversary. Bhat a supporter and believer of Independent Kashmir was hanged by Government of India in 1984 at Tihar Jail. He was buried inside the jail while his mortal remains were not returned to his family.
Curfew has been imposed in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district while curbs on the movement of people are in place at his native Thregam village. Almost all the pro freedom leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik are either in jails or detained in their houses.
A Mashal rally was carried out in Kupwara on Saturday night in Kupwara while tributes were paid to Bhat. All shops and business establishments are shut while restrictions are in place in parts of Srinagar city to thwart protests.
The strike has affected normal life across Kashmir Valley.