A complete shutdown is being observed today in Bijbehara town of south Kashmir to mourn the death of three local militants in an encounter with forces on Monday evening.
Witnesses said that all shops and business establishments are closed while transport remained off the roads.
The three Hizb militants, Adil, Amir and Arif – all residents of Bijbehara – were laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans yesterday.
Bijbehara, incidentally, is also hometown of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed.
The mourners had also hoisted a Pakistan flag on Mufti's ancestral home in the town. However, security agencies later removed the flag.