Srinagar: The day-long shutdown called by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference to protest the conviction of US-based Kashmiri lobbyist Ghulam Nabi Fai hits normal life in the Kashmir valley on Saturday.

Businesses establishments, shops, educational institutions etc remained shutdown whereas nominal presence was seen in government offices. Public transport remained off the roads.

Additional security troops were deployed by the state administration in sensitive areas to deal with any untoward situation.

Lal Chowk in the heart of the state capital too remained silent where bandh disrupted lives of people.

Baramula, Kupwada, Bandipura, Anantnag and Shopian amongst other districts in the valley reportedly witnessed wide impact of the shut down call by the chief of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani. 

Notably, a US court sentenced Ghulam Nabi Fai was on March 31 awarded two-year imprisonment by a US court for promoting Pakistani line on Kashmir dispute on Islamabad's payroll.