Srinagar:In occupied Kashmir, normal life remained crippled due to shutdown marked by restrictions on 103rd consecutive day, on Wednesday, to prevent anti-India protest march in all district headquarters of the Kashmir Valley.

Forces were deployed in strength to prevent anti-India protest rallies in Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Budgam, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Islamabad districts. Call for the march was given by the joint resistance leadership. Main markets, public transport and other businesses remain closed in the valley today.

The unprecedented 103-day-long closure of educational institutions has hit hard the students who have not been able to attend classes in schools, colleges and universities in the past more than three months. Students have been protesting against holding of exams in November and want them to be postponed till March next year.

All roads leading to the district headquarters were closed by the forces to prevent the pro-freedom march. All the entry points were sealed with army manning the barricades, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.