In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed for second straight day, on Friday, against the recurring incidents of brutal civilian killings by Indian troops in fake encounters across the territory.
Call for the two-day strike was given by the illegally incarcerated All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt from New Delhi's Tihar Jail.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and the traffic was largely off the road.
Indian authorities continued to impose strict restrictions amid huge deployment of troops and police personnel in Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir valley to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations.
Internet service also remained suspended in most parts of the occupied valley.
People were again not allowed to offer the congregational Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesmen in a statement in Srinagar, while paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Hyderpora and Rambagh, thanked the Kashmiri people for observing shutdown and offering funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs.
The spokesman said that the Modi’s fascist regime must remember that its militaristic tactics could not deter the Kashmiris from pursuing their freedom struggle till breaking the shackles of Indian bondage.
Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a youth during a violent military operation in Bhimber Gali area of Poonch district.