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Life paralysed in Kashmir after Shopian militant, civilian killings

Life came to a grinding halt across Kashmir on Monday in wake of 13 militant and four civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Shopian district yesterday which has led to massive anger among the population.

The authorities apprehending large scale protests have put restrictions at numerous places across Kashmir. Internet services continue to remain suspended on second straight day.

Commercial establishments and offices are also closed, while government ordered closure of all educational institutions on Monday.

Joint Resistance Leadership has called for shutdown in the Valley today.

All examinations scheduled on Monday were also postponed by all three universities including Kashmir University, Islamic University and Central University. Public transport was off the roads.

In region’s summer capital Srinagar government enforced restrictions particularly in downtown areas.

Barricades were put in place to curb civilian movement. Forces personnel were also seen in areas enforcing restrictions.

A vital road link leading to Kashmir’s tertiary care hospital SKIMS was kept open and scattered private vehicles were plying on it.

Similar reports are pouring in from other districts with south Kashmir remaining tense where militant and civilian killings took place.

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