SRINAGAR - Normal lives in Indian Held Kashmir were disturbed here Monday as Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik called for a shutdown to protest against the ill-treatment of their members in jail.

Heavy deployments of Indian army, police and the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force were made in Srinagar and other districts of the valley. Restrictions were particularly imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of Srinagar. Rail service between south and north Kashmir was also suspended.

Shops, schools, fuel stations, banks and government offices remained closed in wake of the shutdown. Public transport also remained off the roads.

The puppet authorities put senior resistance leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest, while Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house detention at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar since 2010. The authorities arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik from his Maisuma residence and shifted him to Central Jail Srinagar.

Several protesters including a woman were injured in pellets fired by Indian troops on protesters in Hajin area of Bandipora district, today. The clashes between protesters and Indian forces erupted against a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the town.

Muslim organisations staged protests in Jammu against journalist Rohit Sardana’s blasphemous tweets against important Muslim personalities in Islam. Speakers, on the occasion, urged strict action against Rohit Sardana.

A special court of India’s National Investigating Agency, today, extended remand of Shahid Yousuf, the son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin, in a fake case till December 22. Shahid is detained in Delhi’s Tihar jail since October 24.

Meanwhile, ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ reverberated at high pitch with some slogans praising Kashmiri mujahideen during the final match of the Indian Army-organised Chinar Premier League at Kunzer cricket ground in Baramulla. Star Indian cricketer and former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was present as chief guest on the occasion.

Indian government's newly appointed representative for restive region Dineshwar Sharma is in Srinagar on his second visit to push forward a dialogue process.

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.

Hurriyat forum has also denounced the frequent house detention of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and condemned the forces’ action in which a teenage student was fired with pellets.

Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar criticised the authorities for placing Mirwaiz under house detention again and again. “The move to detain Mirwaiz frequently is aimed at barring him from carrying out his social, political and religious duties,” he added.

The spokesman condemned the forces action in which a teenage student, Zahid Manzoor Mir of Nowshehra, Zonimar, was fired with pellets and his vital organs like kidneys and gallbladder were damaged.

The spokesman said that on the instruction of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq a delegation comprising Sofi Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Shafi Khan, Peer Ghulam Nabi and Farooq Ahmed Saudagar went to SMHS hospital and inquired about health of Zahid.