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A complete shutdown was observed in Kashmir on Sunday against the killing of two civilians by the government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, even as restrictions remained imposed at several places to thwart protests.

To maintain law and order the authorities place strict restriction in parts of Srinagar city including at the Old City.

The call of the shutdown was given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). All the pro-freedom leaders were either placed under house arrest or lodged in different police stations.The Mobile internet was also snapped in many parts of the southern areas of Kashmir.

Life in Kashmir was crippled on Sunday as shop and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in the valley due to a day-long strike called by JRL against the killing of civilians in alleged security force firing.

The government in a bid to maintain law and order imposed curfew-like restrictions in parts of summer capital Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of five police stations of M R Gunj, Safa Kadal, Nowhatta, Khanyar and Rainawari besides some areas in Kralkhud and Maisuma since this morning.

Pertinently, two civilians Shopian Javed Ahmad Bhat and Suhail Javed Lone were killed in forces firing at Ganowpora Village in Shopian district.

Sources said people flocked in large numbers at their houses to express sympathies with the bereaved families.

Thousands of people participated in their funeral procession. They were laid to rest last night amid pro-freedom slogans.


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