A complete shutdown is being observed on the eighth consecutive day on Sunday in south Kashmir’s Shopian district against the recent civilian and militant killings.

All shops, business establishments, government and private offices remained closed in the district while public transport was off the roads.

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, 13 militants, 12 of them residents of Shopian, and 4 civilians, 3 of them residents of Shopian, were killed by government forces during 3 separate encounters.

Contingents of police and CRPF troopers are deployed at sensitive locations in the district to thwart any “element of violence”, an official said.

Meanwhile, high-speed mobile internet service in Shopian district remains suspended on the eighth straight day after authorities snapped the service on April 1.


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