Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Mandi town of Poonch on Monday in defence of Article 35-A.
All shops and other commercial establishments are closed while transport is off the roads.
The traders and members of religious bodies in Mandi have called for shutdown in favour of Article 35-A. The transporters from the area had also extended their support to the shutdown call and announced that no private passenger vehicle will ply on Monday.
Article 35A which confers special rights on residents of Jammu and Kashmir has been challenged in the Supreme Court.