Kashmir shuts against Pulwama killings

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By KNS on 16/12/2018.

Kashmir shuts against Pulwama killings

Srinagar, Dec 16: A complete shutdown is being observed across the Valley while as restrictions were imposed in Srinagar areas to thwart any possible protest called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the Pulwama killings.

Seven civilians were killed in post gunfight clashes following the killing of three militants in an encounter in Sirnoo village of Pulwama on Saturday, which also led to killing of one Army trooper who had sustained injuries in the gunfight and later succumbed to his injuries.

The shutdown was called by Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against the Pulwama killing on Saturday.

According to KNS, all the shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutes are closed while as the traffic is also off the roads.

Besides, the authorities have imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPc in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and six police station areas of Srinagar.

Officials told KNS that restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, M R Gunj and Maisuma police stations, saying curbs have been imposed as a ‘precautionary measure’ to maintain law and order.

Meanwhile, the mobile internet services that were snapped on Saturday afternoon continue to remain suspended.
However, users said that the internet services were restored in the vening and was again suspended on Sunday morning here.

Moreover, the train services from Baramulla to Banihal remained suspended for the second straight day here as ‘security reasons’.

Notably, reports reaching to KNS said that a complete shutdown is also being observed in Chenab Valley’s Banihal, Khari, Bhadarwah, Doda, Thathri, Gandoh and Kishtwar areas against civilian killings.

It is worth to mention here that the JRL has for a three-day shutdown across the Valley and a protest march towards Badami Bagh Army Cantonment on Monday.