Srinagar: The normal life in Kashmir valley came to a screeching halt on Tuesday as the ‘Civil Curfew’ call given by hardline Seperatist leader, Sayyed Ali Shah Geelani evoked complete response from the locals.

While the streets in the Valley wore deserted look as public vehicles did not ply on city roads, the government offices too had a barren look as the government employees are on strike.

The senior separatist leader is under house arrest for the last two days.

It needs to be mentioned that pressing the demand to release stone pelters, the Chairman of Hardline Hurriyat Conference, called for a civil curfew (complete shutdown by people) in Kashmir on September 6 and 7.

The effect of strike was visible from the morning itself. All major markets remained shut, schools remained closed and only handful of people were seen at Maulana Azad Road, Dalgate and Civil Secretariat.

A minor clash also broke out between protesters and the police at Kaudara and Gandarpora of downtown Srinagar. However, administration beefed up security to prevent any untoward incidence.

JPN/Bureau