A complete shutdown is being observed on Wednesday in twin towns of Anantnag and Bijbehara following the killing of two local militants during a pre-dawn gunfight in Bijbehara.
Reports said that all the shops and other businessestablishments remained closed in both the towns while the traffic was also offthe roads.
Authorities have also put heavy deployment of police andparamilitary forces at the sensitive points in both the towns to thwart anyprotests.
Meanwhile, the Internet has been also suspended in Anantnagdistrict.
Two militants of Hizb ul Mujahideen militants were killed ina gunfight with the forces in Bijbehara early today.
Police has identified both the slain militants as SafderAmin Bhat (25), son of Muhammad Amin of Zirpara Bijbehara and Burhan AhmadGanaie (25) of Malipora Hablish Kulgam.