Shopian gunfight aftermath: Restrictions in place to prevent protests, mobile internet, rail services remain suspended

In wake of the march towards Secretariat call by the Joint Resistance Leaders, authorities have put in restrictions in parts of Srinagar and other places of the valley too.

The protest shutdown and sit-in was called by JRL against the killing of 10 people in Shopian including five civilians on Sunday. However, the authorities have placed Geelani and the Mirwaiz under house arrest while Malik has been taken into preventive detection.

All educational institutions have been shut in the valley. Exams scheduled for Monday were already postponed. Rail services were also suspended as a precautionary measure. Mobile internet services remained suspended in all south Kashmir districts since Sunday. It also remains suspended in Srinagar and Ganderbal districts in the north of the valley.

A huge contingent of armed forces have been deployed in front of the Secretariat and other vulnerable areas of the city.

On Sunday, five civilians and as many militants were killed in the gun fight that took place in Shopian on Sunday. The civilians were killed in clashes which followed the gun fight.

Among the killed militants was Saddam Padder, a top Hizb commander and the missing Assistant Professor of the Kashmir University Dr. Mohammad Rafi Bhat.

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Reacting over the killing of the professor, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said that his death is the answer to those  who say that jobs is the solution to violence and alienation in Kashmir.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also expressed deep anguish and grief over the death of five civilians and reiterated that that gun, either way of a militant or that of security forces, is no solution for resolving issues.


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