Shutdown against killings hit life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 28 : Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected on Sunday as a shutdown called by separatists against the killing of two civilians by the Army crippled normal life even as an FIR named a Garhwal unit as the culprits.

A large number of people attended the funeral procession of the two youths killed in Ganowpora village of Shopian district in Army firing on Saturday. Security forces did not block the mourners.

Sunday being a public holiday, shops, markets and other businesses were closed in the Valley. Public transport was affected due to the separatist shutdown call.

File Photo (IANS)

Private transport, however, moved normally except in areas where restrictions had been imposed — Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal, Kralkhud and Maisuma areas in Srinagar.

Rail services were suspended between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Bannihal town in Jammu region.

Internet services were suspended in south Kashmir areas while its speed was brought down in other parts of the Valley to prevent uploading of inflammatory posts and pictures by anti-social elements.

Police said no untoward incident took place anywhere in the Valley.

The Army opened fire after a group of protesters pelted stones at an Army convoy in the village on Saturday. Nine people were injured too.

The First Information Report against the Army was lodged by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.


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