Shutdown hits normal life in Kashmir


KL Report


A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir for the second consecutive day Sunday.

Kashmir observed shutdown on Saturday against the controversial Zubin Mehta’s Kashmir concert organized in Shalimar garden.

Shutdown call for Sunday is given by all the front line separatist leaders to protest against the Shopian killings.

Four persons were killed and one critically injured in Shopian in CRPF firing on Saturday.

Three of the deceased have been identified as Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, 18, son of Gulam Muhammad Bhat, resident of Baba Mohallah Shopian, Muhammad Yousuf resident of Durpora, Zainpora (a labourer) and Tariq Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, a resident of Okay, Kulgam.

Police however, had issued a statement on Saturday about Shopian killings saying “a CRPF checking party was fired upon by ‘anti national elements’ in Gagran, Shopian. The CRPF party retaliated and in the ensuing firefight, two anti national elements got killed.”


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