SRINAGAR (Agencies) - A one-day strike called by Hurriyat leaders against New Delhi's rule brought Kashmir to a standstill on Saturday, the latest protest to hit the region. The strike, which closed shops, schools, banks and offices in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, was one of a string of shutdowns and demonstrations called by the Hurriyat leaders in the occupied territory. "The strike is to protest against India's rule in Kashmir," the region's leading moderate Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told AFP from his family compound in Srinagar where he was placed under house arrest on Friday. There were similar shutdowns in other towns of the held valley, according to police and residents. Mirwaiz , who is also the region's chief Muslim cleric, was put under house arrest along with two other top Kashmiri leaders, Geelani and Yasin Malik, as security forces struggled to contain anti-India protests. In the past few months, the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley has witnessed the biggest separatist demonstrations since the revolt against New Delhi's rule erupted in 1989. The flare-up in unrest prompted by a row about land near a Hindu shrine high in the Himalayas has triggered a heavy crackdown by Indian security forces.