Kashmir observes shutdown against civilian killings

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By Fast Kashmir on 11/07/2018.

Kashmir observes shutdown against civilian killings

Srinagar, July 11: Life across Kashmir Valley was affected on Tuesday due to the shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against “continuing killings of civilians by the Indian forces”.

The joint resistance leadership (JRL) headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, called the valley-wide shutdown against the recent civilian killings by the Indian forces.

Reports reaching GNS said that shops and business establishments remained closed in Kashmir Valley while public transport was off the roads.

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Authorities made heavy deployments of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the old city areas here and other sensitive places without imposing any restrictions on civilian movement.

Train services between Baramulla town of the valley and the Bannihal town in Jammu region were suspended though, as a precautionary measure.

Mobile Internet services also remained suspended in most parts of south Kashmir.

Meanwhile, reports of stone-pelting clashes were received from Soura and Nawakadal areas of Srinagar city late this evening.

Two JeM militants and a civilian were killed and over 50 civilian protesters injured during a gunfight in Kundalan area of Shopian district on Tuesday.

A man died of shock after hearing rumours that his son, Zeenat, who recently joined militant ranks, was trapped at the site of the firefight. While Muhammad Ishaq Naikoo died of cardiac arrest, a youth, Tamsheel Ahmad Khan, died at a hospital after receiving bullet injury during clashes with the forces. (GNS)