Shutdown call affects normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar: A shutdown called by pro-freedom leaders on Monday affected life across the Kashmir Valley with heavy forces deployed in Srinagar and other vulnerable places.

The Valley-wide protest shutdown call was issued by the Joint Residence Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against continuing civilian killings in Kashmir.

One civilian, Yawar Ahmad Dar was killed on Sunday in clashes with the government forces during an anti-militancy operation in Kulgam district while Shahid Hajam, who was injured in Srigufwara area of Anantnag last week succumbed in a hospital.

Heavy contingents of police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in old city and uptown areas of Srinagar without imposing any restrictions.

Shops, public transport, other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar city and other district headquarters of the Valley.

Rail services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns have been suspended “as a precautionary measure”.


Internet services have also been suspended in south Kashmir areas. (Agencies)

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