A strike on Friday gripped Srinagar and other parts of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a two-day visit to the territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the strike call was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Yesterday evening, Modi arrived in Srinagar and today participated in a yoga event at the Kashmir International Convention Centre on the banks of Dal Lake.

Responding to the strike call, the Kashmiris today closed their shops to express their rejection to Modi’s visit and his anti-Kashmir agenda.

Srinagar wore a deserted look, while Indian forces’ personnel arrested at least 300 youths during last over one week in various crackdown operations to prevent any anti-India protest in the territory.

It may be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Srinagar today for a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir where he will inaugurate projects and participate in the International Yoga Day.