Kashmir shuts on JRL’s call


A complete shutdown on Thursday is being observed across Kashmir against the recent civilian killings and a murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Shops and business establishments and most of the educational institutions were closed and traffic is off the road in civil lines and uptown Srinagar though few private vehicles, besides cabs and three-wheelers, could be seen plying on some routes.

Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the downtown area of Srinagar since early morning for precautionary measures.

Contingents of forces personnel manned the streets at the majority of places in north Kashmir including Sopore, Handwara, Pattan, Sumbal, Hajin and other areas.

Reports said that educational institutions and business establishments are closed while as public transport is off the roads in Sopore, Baramulla, Pattan, and Rafiabad areas of the north Kashmir parts.

Reports added that a complete shutdown is also being observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, and Islamabad districts.

Pertinent to mention, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a complete shutdown across Kashmir against the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari and recent civilian killings in the valley.

Geelani, Mirwaiz, and Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai were placed under house arrest while Malik has been lodged in Kothibagh Police station.


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