Kashmir Shuts Against Civilian Killings


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Adnan Dar

Photo: Zuhaib Maqbool

Photo: Zuhaib Maqbool

Complete shutdown was observed across Valley on Thursday against the civilian killings during the gun battle between security forces and militants in Choodra area of Budgam district in central Kashmir.

The call for the shutdown was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The leadership has also called for valley-wide protest demonstrations on Friday.

In a statement given by the joint resistance leadership termed these killings were resonated with cold blooded murders and the stab on humanity and hence urged people to observe complete shutdown in order to pay homage to the dead youth and to be in solidarity with their families. 

Reports of shutdown were also received from major towns like Sopore, Baramullah, Bandipora, Hajin, Phalhallan and other places of the North Kashmir.

All the business establishments, including public transport, educational institutions remained closed. 

The transport was also thin on roads.

Eyewitness said funeral prayers in absentia were held in Ajas Area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday for three civilians shot dead by forces in Chadoora yesterday.

 Kashmir University (KU), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Central University of Kashmir (CUK) have postponed all the examinations scheduled for today in view of the strike.

Several separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were placed under house arrest. Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Nitish Kumar told The Legitimate that situation all across North Kashmir remained peaceful.



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