Kashmir shuts against mysterious killings

Kashmir Sunday observed complete shutdown against a spate of mysterious killings, including that of three-year-old Burhan Bashir, in north Kashmir areas in the past few days.
Kashmir shuts against mysterious killings
Photo: Habib Naqash/GK

Kashmir Sunday observed complete shutdown against a spate of mysterious killings, including that of three-year-old Burhan Bashir, in north Kashmir areas in the past few days.

The call for strike was given by chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani as a mark of protest against mysterious killings in Kashmir areas, including the killing of nursery student Burhan in Sagipora area of Sopore.

Srinagar observed complete shutdown as all commercial establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads. Thin private traffic however was seen plying.

The authorities had however not imposed curbs in old Srinagar and no separatist leader, except Geelani, was under house arrest.

"For the first time, there were no curbs on anyone except Geelani from our amalgam," Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.

There were no curbs on movement of JKLF Chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, a spokesman of the party said.

As per reports, clashes erupted between youth and forces erupted in Habba Kadal area of old Srinagar. Police and paramilitary CRPF fired a tear smoke shells to disperse the protesting youth.

Reports said complete strike was observed in Ananatnag (Islamabad), Pulwama, Shopian, Kupwara, and Baramulla districts. In Sopore area of north Kashmir, roads wore a deserted look.

Reports said restrictions were imposed in old town Ananatnag and Khudweni area of Kulgam district. However, there were no reports of any major clashes between youth and forces there.

Police said the day passed off peacefully and there were no reports of any major clashes between youth and government forces in the Valley.

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