Srinagar: Normal life remained crippled for the fourth successive day on Tuesday in parts of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where six militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday.
A police official said security force personnel, who were deployed in some sensitive areas in south Kashmir to maintain law and order, have been withdrawn.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatist group, shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Tral town and adjoining areas for the fourth successive day against the militant killings.
Security forces remained deployed in strength on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, since early this morning for security reasons.
A self-styled deputy chief was among six Ansar Ghazwatul Hind militants killed in an encounter with security forces which ensued after forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Tral in Pulwama on Saturday.