Shopian shuts on eighth straight day against killings

Shopian shuts on eighth straight day against killings
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Srinagar: Southern district Shopian is observing a complete shutdown on the eighth consecutive day Thursday against the civilian killings.
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 three youths at the hands of army soldiers and a ten year boy who lost his life in an explosion at the encounter site.
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. Another youth, Raees Ahmad, who was injured in the incident, succumbed at SKIMS on Jan 31. Shopian is observing a protest shutdown against the civilian killings since then.
A ten year old boy, Musharraf Fayaz, who was injured in an explosion at Chaigund village after the gunfight also succumbed early today taking the civilian death to five in just a week’s time.
They said that all shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed in the district while transport is off the roads.