Restrictions were placed on traffic and pedestrian movement in the old Srinagar area. Internet services were suspended in Shopian, Kulgam and Chadoora areas while train services between the valley and Jammu's Bannihal town were cancelled.
All examinations scheduled for Monday have also been postponed. The Kashmir University and the Islamic University of Sciences and Technology have also postponed the examinations scheduled for today, while the class work has been suspended.
A joint statement issued by the separatists read, "Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called on people to observe a complete shutdown on August 15, India's Independence Day, and appealed to the teachers, students and parents to boycott all functions related to the eve."
Clashes between stone pelting protesters and the security forces broke out in many South Kashmir areas after three militants including Yasin Yatoo, the operational commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in a gunfight in Shopian's Awneera village earlier on Sunday.