Kashmir shuts against Zakir Musa, civilian killings


Normal life remained paralysed across Kashmir on Saturday due to a strike called by the Hurriyat (g) chairman Syed Ali Geelani against the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa and a civilian.

CRPF Personnel stands guard near a barbed wire during restrictions in Srinagar on Saturday, May 25, 2019. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Musa was killed in a gunfight with government forces on Friday morning in Dadsara village of Tral and a civilian identified as Zahoor Ahmad, a resident of Naira Pulwama was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday.

All the shops and business establishments are closed across Kashmir, while public transport is off the roads.

All educational institutions remained closed, while mobile internet continued to be suspended across Kashmir.

Authorities have also imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and in other main towns of the valley to thwart any possible protest against the killing.

Forces have been deployed at many places in order to prevent any untoward incidents, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, train services between Baramulla town in the Valley and Banihal in Jammu region also remained suspended for the second day today.


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