Pattan Killings: Kashmir Shuts in Protest




A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir Wednesday against the Pattan killings.

While vehicles are mostly off the roads, shops and other business establishment have downed their shutters in protest of the killings. In view of strike, the Kashmir University postponed its exams scheduled for today.

The shutdown call was unanimously given by separatists yesterday against what they termed a “cold-blooded murder” of three youth whose bullet-ridden bodies were found inside an orchard in Pattan on Monday.

While the police termed the trio as the “militants of Hizb’s breakaway faction, Lashkar-e-Islam”, the militant group Hizb held “Indian agents and counter insurgent Special Operation Group” directly responsible for the killing of the trio.

Pattan, Palhallan, Sopore, and other areas of north Kashmir protested against the killings and observed spontaneous shutdown yesterday.

What worsened the situation in north Kashmir was the recovery of another body in Kunzer Tangmarg area of Baramulla district Tuesday.

Meanwhile, for the day, the authorities have decided not to impose the restrictions in old Srinagar’s five police stations.


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