Tral remains shut for 5th straight day

Tral township in Puwlama district observed a complete shutdown for the fifth consecutive day Thursday to mourn the recent killing of militants and civilians in Kashmir areas.
Tral remains shut for 5th straight day
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Tral township in Puwlama district observed a complete shutdown for the fifth consecutive day Thursday to mourn the recent killing of militants and civilians in Kashmir areas.

As the news about killing of two Hizb militants Aqib and Suhail at Kulgam broke out here today, a group of youth assembled at bus stand Tral and staged a pro-freedom demonstration following which shopkeepers downed their shutters and traffic went off the roads.

Tral town has been observing continuous shutdown since the killing of two militants Shariq Sheikh and Shabir Ahmed at Tahab Pulwama on Sunday, July 30.

Shutdown was also observed in Awantipora, Charsoo and Jawbehra. All shops, educational institutions, business establishments and offices remain closed. However, traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway plied smoothly.

In Malangpora Awantipora, a group of youth pelted police vehicles with stones. Later, contingents of police and paramilitary forces were deployed in the area to thwart any protests, a police officer said.

Meanwhile, people from various areas thronged Lelhar, Gabarpora , Begumbagh Kakapora  in Pulwama district to  express solidarity with the families of slain civilians and militants. The authorities restored 2G internet services across Pulwama district on Thursday morning, but 3G and 4G services continued to remain blocked.

Station house officer, Awantipora Nazir Ahmed told Greater Kashmir that situation remained peaceful in the area, except for minor stone-pelting at Malangpora.

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