Normal life was paralysed in south Kashmir on Thursday due to a shutdown call issued by Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to protest the killing of a civilian in Pulwama district yesterday.
Parvaiz Ahmad Guroo died while two youths were injured after government forces fired at groups of youths demonstrating against the killing of a Hizb militant Shariq Ahmad during a gunbattle at Naina Batpora village of the district.
Terming the killing as "worst form of state terrorism", Geelani had appealed for a shutdown in south Kashmir today.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed in Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama districts while public transport was affected due to the strike.
In Pulwama town, however, people went around their businesses as usual.
The markets in the town opened last week, more than a fortnight after shutdown over the installation of a memorial for militants at Shaheed Park.