Shopian shuts on 6th consecutive day against civilian killings

People continue to visit the residences of slain civilians to express sympathy and solidarity with their families.

Irfan Amin Malik
Shopian, Publish Date: Jan 31 2018 12:30AM | Updated Date: Jan 31 2018 12:30AM
Shopian shuts on 6th consecutive day against civilian killingsGK Photo

A complete shutdown was observed on the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday in Shopian district against the recent civilian killings.

All shops, business establishments, government and private offices remain closed in the district while public and private transport was off the roads. Javaid Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Balpora Shopian and Suhail Javaid Lone son of Javaid Ahmad Lone of Gawanpora were killed on Saturday afternoon when army opened fire at the people in Gawanpora.

People continue to visit the residences of slain civilians to express sympathy and solidarity with their families.

An official said that contingents of forces were deployed at sensitive locations in the district to thwart any “element of violence”. Meanwhile, mobile internet service in Pulwama and Shopian districts remain suspended on the sixth consecutive day.

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