Complete shutdown in IOK today

Curbs in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar, January 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by strict restrictions is being observed, today, against the killing of two civilians and injuries to many by Indian troops in Shopian district.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and other business establishments are closed in Srinagar, Shopian and other parts of the territory while public transport is off the road.

Two civilians identified as Javaid Ahmad Butt and Suhail Javaid Lone were killed after Indian troops opened fire on peaceful protesters in Ganowpora area of Shopian district, yesterday. The JRL in a statement said that Indian army, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and police were hell bent on liquidating Kashmiri youth under a plan, irrespective of them being armed or unarmed.

Meanwhile, the authorities have imposed restrictions especially in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Maisuma, Maharaj Gunj and Safakadal areas of Srinagar and Shopian districts to prevent anti-India protests against the killings.

On the other hand, thousands of people accompanied the bodies of Javaid Butt and Suhail Javaid Lone to their native Balpora and Gawanpora areas of Shopian district. Javed and Suhail were laid to rest at their ancestral graveyards, last night. The people raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

The authorities blocked the internet service across the Shopian district after the killings.

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