Shutdown in Kashmir against killings of Hizb militants

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed across the Valley against the killing of three Hizbul-Mujahideen militants by unknown gunmen on Sunday night.

Reports said that all shops, offices, commercial establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps are closed in this capital city in wake of the shutdown called by several resistance groups and supported by the United Jehad Council, a conglomerate of militant outfits, against the killing of three Hizb militants Amir Reshi, Ashiq Hussain Wani and Naveed Ahmad— by unknown gunmen in Pattan on Sunday night. The shutdown also affected the movement of public transport.

In the downtown here, CRPF troopers and police have been deployed in strength to thwart any possible protests, reports said. Government forces are also keeping a close watch in uptown Maisuma, considered to the bastion of JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik.

Meanwhile, reports of shutdown have also been received from other majors towns and districts of the Valley.