After four days, normal life resumes in South Kashmir districts


South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Anantnag town and Pampore area continued to observe shutdown for the fourth consecutive day on Monday while life returned to normal in rest of the parts after three consecutive days.

The shutdown was observed to mourn the killings of three militants and two civilians in an encounter in Arwani area of South Kashmir Anantnag district on Friday.

Shutdown continued in Anantnag town, Kulgam district and Pampore area of Pulwama district on the fourth consecutive day today, witnesses said.

Kulgam was the home district of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo while Pampore was the home town of LeT militant, Adil Ahmad Mir who were killed in Arwani encounter.

Pertinently, Anantnag town also observed shutdown to commemorate the 23rd death anniversary of Mirwaiz Dr Qazi Nisar.

All the shops and other business establishments remained closed in these areas while the vehicular movement was also thin on the roads.

Meanwhile, life returned to normal in other parts including Pulwama, Shopian and Anantnag districts, which remained shut for the three consecutive days.

Three LeT militant Junaid Matto of Khudwani Kulgam, Adil Ahmad Mir of Pampore and Waseem Ahmad of Heff Shopian were killed in a gun battle with government forces at Arwani village of Kulgam district on Friday.

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