Chenab valley shuts to mourn Pulwama killings

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Srinagar

A complete shutdown is being observed on Sunday in Chenab Valley against the Pulwama killings.

File image of shutdown in Chenab Valley

Reports said that the shutdown is being observed in Banihal, Khari, Bhadarwah, Doda, Thathri, Gandoh and Kishtwar areas of Chenab valley following the shutdown called by the Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah, Seerat Committee Doda and Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar to lodge protest against the Pulwama killings.

They said that shutdown affected normal life as the majority of the shops and business establishments remained shut and local traffic also remained affected in the areas.

Pertinently, three militants and an army man were killed in an encounter at Sirnoo village, while seven civilians were killed after the forces opened fire on protesters.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday had called for the three-day shutdown and a protest march to the Badamibagh army Cantonment in Srinagar on Monday.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir against the killings.

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