Shutdown affects normal life in Kashmir

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

The Valley-wide protest shutdown call was given by the Joint Residence Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday against continuous  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 at SKIMS.

Heavy contingents of police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in downtown 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.

Internet services have also been suspended in south Kashmir areas


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