Shopian shutdown enters 20th day

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Business and other activities remained shut in south Kashmir’s Shopian, town on Thursday for the 20th consecutive day.

People have refused to resume normal work though authorities have lifted curfew restrictions on September 22.

Meanwhile, the district administration has warned action against teaching staff if they remained away during State Board examinations.

People are demanding immediate shifting of CRPF camp from Gagran area, where five persons were killed in two different incidents of firing on September 7 and 11.

Police has claimed that one of the deceased was an LeT militant.

Locals are also demanding stern action against CRPF personnel involved in the killing of five persons at Gagran and withdrawal of cases registered against youths for alleged stone pelting.

Shops and business establishments remained closed, traffic was off the roads and work in government offices, banks and educational institutions remained badly affected.

The government has appointed District Magistrate (DM), Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat to conduct the inquiry into the killings.

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