Civilian killings :Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley

Jammu kashmir restriction shutdown

Srinagar, Dec 16 : Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Sunday by a separatist-called shutdown against the civilian killings in Pulwama district a day ago.

The shutdown has been called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) separatist conglomerate.

On Saturday, seven civilians were killed and over 35 others injured in clashes with the security forces which broke out in Pulwama district’s Sirnoo village immediately after a gunfight in the area.

High tension continued for the second day in the South Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian and authorities have deployed heavy security  to maintain law and order during the shutdown.

Public transport remained off the streets across the valley and mobile internet services have been suspended in south Kashmir areas .

Governor Satya Pal Malik has ordered a probe into Saturday’s killings led by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan.

On Monday, the separatists have called a protest march to the Badami Bagh headquarters of the Army’s 15 Corps in Srinagar.

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik has gone underground to avoid detention.


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