Restrictions, shutdown for second consecutive day cripples normal life in Valley

Law enforcing authorities Tuesday continued restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and other areas of Kashmir valley keeping in view the extension in the call for shutdown till Tuesday by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) .

Police said restrictions would remain in force in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud.

All educational institutions, including universities, colleges and schools have been closed for the second consecutive day. Train services also continues to remain suspended for the second day in running.

As already reported Joint Resistance Leadership Monday evening asked people to continue shutdown today to protest against the killings of 10 people, including five civilians and five militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district last Sunday.

Top Hizb ul Mujahideen commander, Sadam Paddar and an assistant professor of Kashmir University, Muhammad Rafi Bhat, were among the militants killed in the gun battle with the forces in Badigam village of Shopian district.

Separatist leaders, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq continue to remain under house detention JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik continues to remain under preventive detention.

Exams scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed. Train services between Baramulla and Banhal have been suspended.

Mobile Internet facility also continued to remain suspended for the third day in the valley, including in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian, Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla and Budgam districts.

Shops, public transport and other businesses establishments continue to remain shut in Srinagar city and all other district headquarters.


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