Civilian killings: Kashmir shuts for 2nd consecutive day, restrictions imposed

Police personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday

Police personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday

Life in Kashmir was crippled on Tuesday as shop and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in valley due to a day-long strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the killing of civilians in security force firing.

However, a civilian who has sustained injuries on Monday succumbed to his injuries SKIMS today, officials said.

Rather was rushed to SKIMS Soura for treatment on Monday after he sustained injuries in Kangan.

Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have bee n placed under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik has been shifted to the Srinagar Central Jail.

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Dr Jan said that one more youth who has sustained critical injuries was rushed to SKIMS and is being treated.

Amid shutdown and restrictions reports of stone pelting was received from many places including at Kangan, Ganderbal, Sopore, Old City Srinagar and several parts of South Kashmir.

Witnesses said that they also pelted stones on forces who used tear gas canisters to disperse them.

Mobile internet services remained suspended in south Kashmir areas while the speed of fixed line broadband connections was reduced drastically to prevent uploading of provocative posts and pictures.

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13 militants, four civilians and three soldiers were killed during three gunfights in Shopian and Anantnag districts yesterday. Rail services between Baramulla in the valley and Bannihal in the Jammu region was also suspended as a precautionary measure.

All exams scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed by the Kashmir University.

An FIR into the incident has been registered and investigation into the matter set into motion, police said.

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