Shutdown in Banihal against killing of Zakir Musa

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Srinagar, May 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Banihal town of Ramban district in Jammu region against the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa.

All shops, business establishments and schools are closed while local traffic is off the roads in Banihal and its adjoining areas.

The occupation authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Banihal to prevent demonstrations against the killing.

Meanwhile, the authorities imposed restrictions in Bhadarwah and Bhalla areas of Doda district in Jammu region to prevent demonstrations against Zakir Musa’s killing. Reports said that schools were closed while mobile internet services remained suspended for ninth straight day in the additional district. The internet service was snapped following the demonstrations in Bhadarwah against the killing of Muslim youth, Nayeem Ahmed Shah, by Hindu extremists.

On other hand, curfew and strict restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir valley to prevent pro-freedom and anti-India protests over the killing of the mujahid commander.

Indian troops martyred Zakir Musa along with his associate during a cordon and search operation in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district, last evening. Zakir Musa an engineering student belonged to a well off family. His father Abdul Rashid Butt is a retired assistant executive engineer. His elder brother Shakir Rashid Butt is an orthopedic surgeon and his sister Shaheena Rashid Butt is a banker.

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