Restrictions, shutdown affects normal life across Kashmir

Srinagar

A shutdown call issued by joint resistance leaders and restrictions imposed by the government has paralysed life across Kashmir valley on Saturday.

Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed across valley.

Paramilitary Personal patrol on Lal Chowk Street in Srinagar, 25 November 2012, as part of the measures taken by local authorities to prevent religious processions during restrictions. Restrictions were imposed in some parts of Srinaga

All the educational institutions also remained closed. The shutdown was called to protest against the killings of three militants and as many civilians.

Kashmir University authorities on Friday announced the postponement of all the examinations scheduled for Saturday.

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo and his two associates were killed in a gunfight with forces in Islamabad district.

Two civilian protesters — a 22-year old youth, a 14-year old boy– were killed in firing by the forces where protesters tried to break the cordon around the gunfight site.

Over two dozen other protesters were injured in the protests.

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