Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Tuesday to prevent protests as the resistance leaders called for a valley-wide shutdown against the killing of two militants and a civilian the day before in Pulwama district.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a pro-freedom conglomerate of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for the shutdown.
On Monday, top Hizbul commander Sameer Tiger and his associate Aquib were killed during a six-hour-long gunfight in the district’s Drubgam village.
Stone-pelting protesters also clashed with the forces to disrupt their operation and help the militants escape. Shahid Ahmad, 14, was killed in clashes and at least 20 other civilians were also injured.
The restrictions have been imposed in old city areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safa Kadal. Partial restrictions will also remain in force in uptown areas of Maisuma and Kralkhud.
All exams scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed by the University of Kashmir.
Train services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and Bannihal town in the Jammu region were cancelled.
Mobile internet services have been suspended across south Kashmir.
Shops, business establishments, public transport remained closed in Srinagar city and all other district headquarters of the valley.