Valley paralysed over Katiyar’s remarks
15 March 2002
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: A complete shutdown, to protest the reported remarks of BJP MP Vinay Katiyar, paralysed life in Kashmir on Friday. The police and protestors clashed at several places in Srinagar. Shops and business establishments remained closed and transport was off the roads in response to the strike called by the J&K Students Union. Vinay Katiyar was quoted as saying that the hair preserved in Hazratbal shrine belonged to a Hindu saint who had settled in Mecca.