Polling is underway in Srinagar and the effect of strike here has accentuated due to holiday declared by the Election Commission.

According to the official sources, shops, offices, business establishments and petrol pumps were shut while public transport was off.

There are similar reports from other districts of the valley, they said, adding however private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying.

Both the factions of Hurriyat Conference had called for a general strike on Wednesday, condemning the ‘crackdown’ on separatist leadership and arrest of youth ahead of the polling.


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