A complete shutdown is being observed in the Kashmir valley in wake of the shutdown call given by joint resistance leadership against the ‘mayhem’ in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district where seven civilians were killed after forces killed three militants in an encounter.
In Srinagar, all shops, business establishments , educational institutions, and fuel stations remained closed in response to the shutdown called by JRL. The flow of traffic on the otherwise busy roads of this capital city is also thin.
In Srinagar’s downtown, restrictions have been put in place to foil any protests against the Kulgam killings.
In Nowhatta, Rajouri Kadal, Saraf Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Gojwara, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and other areas of the Old City, government forces are manning various checkpoints. While forces have laid concertina wires to restrict movement of people.
Reports of minor stone throwing incidents have been relieved from Srinagar’s Lal Bazar, Nawa Kadal and Alamgari Bazar areas.
Meanwhile, reports of complete shutdown have also been received from Chenab valley and other major towns of north, south and central Kashmir
On Sunday, seven civilians were killed and more than 40 civilians were injured in Laroo village in a blast caused by explosives left at the site of an encounter in which government forces killed three local militants.