Shopian shuts on sixth straight day against killings

Shopian shuts on sixth straight day against killings
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Srinagar: Southern district Shopian is observing a complete shutdown on the sixth consecutive day Tuesday.
Sources said that the southern district observed shutdown for first three days against the killings of two militants and a 17 year old civilian boy at Chaigund Adoo and now the district is shut against the killings of two youths at the hands of army soldiers.
Two local militants, Firdous Ahmad and Sameer Ahmad were killed in a gunfight with forces in Chaigund village of Shopian on January 24. A teen aged boy Shakir Mir, was also killed on the same day in clashes near the gunfight site. Local sources said that Shopian district observed shutdown against these killings till Jan 27.
Sources said that on January 27, two civilians, Javed Bhat and Suhail Lone were killed in army firing at Ganowpora village. Shopian is observing a protest shutdown against the civilian killings since then.
They said that all shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed in the district while transport is off the roads.