Kashmir shuts to mourn killings

Srinagar

A complete shutdown is being observed across the Kashmir valley on Monday following JRL  call against 17 killings in last three days in south Kashmir parts.

All the shops, business establishments, and other private offices are closed in the valley, while traffic is off the roads.

An official said that contingents of forces were deployed at sensitive locations in the parts of Kashmir to thwart any “element of violence”.

The shutdown call had been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Yasin Malik soon after an encounter in Shopian village. The encounter ended up with the killing of six militants, civilian and an army man while over twenty civilians sustained injuries who were later referred to different hospitals for the treatment.

The JRL in a statement called for a complete shutdown to strongly protest and denounce the killing of 17 Kashmiri’s by forces brutal action” in last 3 days.

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