Kulgam gunfight: Separatists call shutdown; security forces deployed across Kashmir


Srinagar, Feb 13, 2017: Following the killing of civilians in Kulgam, separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for a complete shutdown on Monday in Kashmir Valley.

Joint separatist leaders also called march to Kulgam on February 15 against civilian killings.

On the protest shutdown, authorities today made heavy deployment of security forces to avoid violence, police said.

“There will be no curfew anywhere in the valley,” S.J.M. Gilani, inspector general of police (IGP) Kashmir zone, told the media here.

Violent clashes erupted on Sunday in Fraesal village of Kulgam district where eight people — two civilians, two soldiers, four local militants — were killed during a gunfight.

Over two dozen people were injured in these clashes.

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Police said two militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the other two to the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Wefornews Bureau

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