Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Friday due to a shutdown called by the joint resistance leadership against the killing of a civilian and two local militants in an encounter at Padgampora Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
A 9th class student Aamir Nazir of Begambagh Kakapora was killed during clashes with government forces near the gunfight site at Padgampora Awantipora on Thursday. A militant was also killed in Bandipora area late last evening in a brief shootout with government forces.
The joint resistance leadership, comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has asking people to observe complete shutdown and protest after Friday prayers.
All shops, business establishments and schools are closed in the valley affecting the daily life to a large extent. The roads also give a deserted look as most of the transport is off the roads however, private transport was plying.
Reports of shutdown have reached from all the ten districts of the valley.