Traders' body holds protest in Srinagar's commercial hub Lal Chowk against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A.

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/12/2017 5:40:49 PM Jammu and Kashmir

A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley against a plea in the Supreme Court seeking abrogation of Article 35-A which confers special rights on J&K’s permanent residents.The call for shutdown was issued by Joint Resistance Leadership against “assault” on state’s special status and “efforts” to abrogate Article 35-A.In summer capital Srinagar, all shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads.

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