Kupwara: Shutdown and protests continued in frontier district of Kupwara on Saturday for the third consecutive day against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Mannan Wani.
Sources said that all shops and business centres remained closed in Kupwara, Takipora, Lolab, Kralpora and Langate areas of Kupwara district. People in the morning staged protests in Kupwara and Takipora areas against Mannan’s killing.
Public transport was off the roads throughout the day. Local sources said that at least two youths were detained by government forces from Takipora, the native village of Mannan Wani, on Friday night.
An official said that the situation remained under control Kupwara district on Saturday.