A complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday for the seventh straight day against the killings of seven civilians and three militants on last Saturday.
All shops and other commercial establishments are closed in town while public transport is off the roads.
Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary CRPF was made at various places in Pulwama town to thwart any possible protests.
The district’s trader fraternity had called for a protest after Friday prayers after which a memorandum-demanding inquiry into the killings would be submitted to Deputy Commissioner.
On Saturday, seven civilians were killed and over 35 others injured after government forces fired at the protesters near the site of a gunfight that left three militants and a soldier dead in Sarnoo village of Pulwama.