Ganderbal, Kangan shut for second straight day to mourn local militant’s killing

"Private vehicles are plying normally on Srinagar-Leh highway passing through Kangan, Lar and Manigam areas"
Ganderbal, Kangan shut for second straight day to mourn local militant’s killing

A complete shutdown is being observed on Monday in Kangan and Ganderbal towns of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district for the second straight day.

Reports said that all the shops are closed in Kangan, Nunar,Wayil, Dursuma, Manigam, Dudarhama and Beehma and public transport is also offthe roads.

However, private vehicles are plying normally onSrinagar-Leh highway passing through Kangan, Lar and Manigam areas.

In Kangan area, the schools are functioning normally,reports said.

The district administration had announced closure ofGovernment Degree College and Government Higher Secondary schools at Ganderbaland Nunar area, as a precautionary measure.

The shutdown is being observed in the district following thekilling of M.Tech student-turned-militant Rahil Rashid Sheikh of Nunar.

Reportedly, Rahil had joined Hiz-ul-Mujahiddin militantoutfit on April 3 and was killed along with an associate during a gunfight insouth Kashmir's Shopian district on April 6.

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