Srinagar: The southern town of Shopian Thursday observed shutdown against the arrest of two local youths at the hands of police, sources said.
The town opened only a few days back after ten days of consecutive shutdown against the killings.
Local sources told Kashmir Reader that a call for shutdown was announced by unknown persons on loudspeakers of a mosque against the arrest of two youth.
One of the arrested was identified as Ghulam Jeelani, a resident of Malik Mohalla of the town.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar, told Kashmir Reader that both the arrested persons are “chronic stone pelters.”
Meanwhile, clashes between protesters and forces erupted in the town amid shutdown.
Local sources said that a youth sustained pellet injuries during clashes after forces used force against stone pelting protesters.