Shutdown in valley against killing of Zakir Musa
Srinagar, May 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have imposed curfew and strict restrictions and snapped internet service to prevent people from holding anti-India and pro-freedom demonstrations in the Kashmir valley, today.
The authorities imposed curfew and restrictions in the valley after the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, last evening. Zakir Musa along with his associate was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district.
A spontaneous shutdown is being observed in the Kashmir valley to register protest against the killing of Zakir Moosa. All shops, business establishments and fuel stations are closed in Srinagar and other district headquarters of the valley. Roads wear a deserted look as transport is off the roads.
The killing had triggered massive protests in many parts of the valley, last evening, after which the authorities announced curfew and restrictions in Srinagar, Pulwama, Tral, Awantipora, Shopian, Islamabad and Badgam areas.
The authorities also ordered closure of all educational institutions across the valley to prevent students’ protests against the killing of Zakir Musa and his associate. The authorities suspended mobile internet services and reduced the speed of fixed landline broadband connections as well to stop people from uploading updated news and pictures of the situation of occupied Kashmir.
Meanwhile, heavy deployments of Indian troops and police personnel have been made in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts.
In wake of the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir, the authorities of Kashmir University (KU), Srinagar, and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora Pulwama, have postponed all the exams slated for today.