(MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) SRINAGAR — A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir Valley on Monday to mark the 35th death anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder, Maqbool Bhat.
Bhat was executed in the Tihar Jail on this day in 1984. He was buried inside the prison premises.
Shops and business establishments remained shut in Srinagar and other major cities and towns of the valley. Public transportation was suspended.
The shutdown was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)) comprising of both faction of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Jammu nad Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik, reiterating their demand to handover Bhat's remains to his family.Authorities made heavy security deployment in law and other order sensitive places including Trehgam, Bhat's hometown in Kupwara district.