Kashmir shuts over Pulwama killings

Srinagar: With shock, anger and outrage over the killing of seven civilians by security forces in Pulwama gripping the Valley, the region on Sunday witnessed a complete shutdown to mourn the dead.

The normal life was affected across Kashmir due to the shutdown called by the joint resistance leadership (JRL) against the incident in which seven civilians, including two minors, were killed when security forces allegedly opened fire on the protesters after an encounter at Sirnoo village in Pulwama district on Saturday morning.

The JRL has urged people to march towards Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in the Badami Bagh area in Srinagar on Monday.

In Srinagar, while people stayed mostly indoors, shops, business establishments and fuel stations were shut and the public transport was off the roads. Most of the areas wore a deserted look.

To maintain the law and order situation and contain the possible protests, the authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in the volatile old city area and Maisuma. Forces were deployment in the city to ensure peace.I

n south Kashmir’s Pulwama, the authorities imposed strict restrictions.


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