Srinagar, Dec 31: A complete shutdown is being observed in parts of South Kashmir against alleged militant killings in an overnight gunfight with security forces in Lawaypora HMT area of Srinagar outskirts on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses told news agency Kashmir-(KDC) that the shutdown is being observed in some parts of Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir to mourn the alleged militant killings in Srinagar.
“All but all shops and business establishments were closed off while public transport was as thin on roads,” they said.
Pertinently, yesterday the government forces claimed to have killed the three hardcore militants planning to carry out the big attack in Srinagar gunfight. However, families of the slain trio contested the forces’ claim and staged a protest outside the PCR Srinagar saying their sons were innocent and termed the encounter as ‘fake’.
Worthwhile to mention is that the slain trio were the residents of South Kashmir. Aijaz Maqbool Ganai, 20, belonged to Putrigam area of Pulwama, Athar Mushtaq Wani, 19, hailed from Below, Pulwama and Zubair Ahmed Lone was the resident of Tukrwangan, Shopian.
Meanwhile, the internet remains suspended in both districts as a precautionary measure. (KDC)