Kashmir shuts against militant, civilian killings
Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observedΒ on MondayΒ against the killing of five militants in a gunfight and a civilian in post encounter clashes in Chowgam village of Kulgam district in South Kashmir on last Saturday.

The shutdown was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik.
Earlier, five militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen were killed in an encounter while as a civilian was also killed in the clashes that erupted near the gunfight site in Chowgam village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
All the shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions remained closed while as the traffic was also thin on the roads.
Besides, a large number of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were deployed in strength in several Srinagar areas to thwart any protests against the Kulgam killings.
Similarly, the reports of shutdown were also received from other districts including Southern as well as northern Kashmir.
It is worth to mention here that the shutdown in Anantnag and Kulgam district of south Kashmir was observed for the third consecutive day today.
All the shops and business establishments continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day in the twin districts of South Kashmir.
Shutdown was also observed in Banihal town of Ramban district against the recent civilian and militant killings in Kulgam district.
All the shops and other commercial establishments remained closed while as traffic was also thin on the roads.
Meanwhile, the railway authorities suspended the train services from Baramulla to Banihal for the third consecutive day.
Officials said that the services were remained suspended as β€˜a precautionary measure’.
Meanwhile, a top police official said that the situation across the Valley remained peaceful throughout the day.



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