Kashmir, Chenab valley parts shut to mourn Pulwama killings


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A complete shutdown is being observed in the Kashmir valley on a call given by the Joint Resistance leadership (JRL)—as a mark of protest against the killing of at least seven civilians in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Shutdown is also being observed in Chenab Valley’s Banihal and Khari areas of Ramban district with shops and business establishments remaining shut.

Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah (AIB) had called for a shutdown in Chenab valley  following the killings of seven civilians in forces’ firing Pulwama district

AIB president Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh termed the killings as “most heinous and opening up of a bloody war against unarmed civilians” in Kashmir

In Srinagar restrictions have been imposed in the downtown with forces personnel manning different entry and exit points of the old city.

Mobile internet and train services continue to remain suspended across the Kashmir valley for the second day.

On Saturday three militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Sirnoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

During the gunfight seven unarmed civilians were also killed by forces in the village, while scores of others were injured.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) called for a three day shutdown starting from Saturday after the civilian killings near Pulwama gunfight site.

The leadership also called for a march to Badamibagh cantonment, saying that JRL and people will march towards Badami Bagh Army cantonment on Monday 17 December





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