Kashmir shuts down against militant killings

Shutdown in kashmir
Photograph by Saide Zahoor for The Kashmir Walla

A complete shutdown is being observed in the Valley in response to the call given by joint resistance leadership (JRL) against the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Sofi and his associate in an encounter with government forces in Srinagar outkirts.

Sabzar Sofi 31, a scholar turned militant   and his associate Asif Shergojri were killed in a an encounter  at Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday.

In Srinagar, all shops and business establishments  and fuel stations are closed.  While  thin flow of traffic on the otherwise busy roads of this capital city is being witnessed.

In Srinagar’s downtown, restrictions have been imposed in many areas to foil any protests against the killing of Hizb militants. Meanwhile, reports of a complete shutdown have also been received from other  towns of north, south and central Kashmir.

 

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