Shutdown over student killings continues in Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam

Shutdown over student killings continues in Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam
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Anantnag: Three south Kashmir districts on Monday observed shutdown against the killing of two students by army in Shopian last week.
The districts are without internet service since January 24 after a civilian and two militants were killed in Shopian.
On Monday, protests that morphed into minor clashes erupted at several places in the districts. However, no one was hurt during the clashes.
Two young students Suhail Javaid Lone of Ganowpora and Javaid Ahmad Bhat of Balpora Shopian were killed and another one is fighting for his life after army opened fire on them at Ganawpora village in Shopian on January 27.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) called for a Kashmir-wide shutdown on Sunday, which was observed across the Valley.
While the other parts of the Valley, including Anantnag district, resumed normal business on Monday, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts continued to remain shut.
All commercial establishments, shops, offices and other places of work remained closed in the districts.
Traffic too, as per local sources, was very thin in these districts while public transport remained off the roads.
Clashes erupted in main town Pulwama Monday morning soon after some shopkeepers tried to open their shops.
Police used tear-smoke shells to disperse youth pelting government forces with stones.
In Tral and Kulgam towns as well, stone throwing was reported early in the morning. In Keller village, youth fought pitched battle with forces.

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