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Strike hits life in Kashmir Valley

September 08, 2008 13:25 IST

Life in Kashmir Valley came to a grinding halt on Monday due to a bandh called by separatists to protest the Election Commission's move to decide the date for assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir [Images].

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Shops and other business establishments, educational and semi-government institutions remained closed, while attendance in government offices was thin, official sources said.

All modes of transport remained off the roads in Srinagar [Images] and elsewhere in the Valley and work in banks and courts was affected.

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Sources said no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Valley.

The bandh was called as the EC convened a meeting of leaders of all political parties in New Delhi [Images] on Monday to assess the situation in the state in the wake of the recent violence over Amarnath land row.

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The coordination committee of separatists had on Sunday announced a month-long programme including two general strikes and a call for march to Lal Chowk to press for implementation of the right to self-determination in the state.

Police and paramilitary forces in riot gear have been deployed in large numbers across the city to tackle any law and order situation, the officials added.

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