Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar, Kashmir amidst shutdown against militant killings

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, Nov 26: Restrictions have been imposed in parts of Srinagar, Kashmir amidst shutdown against militant killings. 'Kashmir Shutdown' called by joint Hurriyat is being observed across Kashmir today on Monday, a day after deadly protests and fierce gunfight during which six militants, one civilian and an army personnel were killed at Shopian in South Kashmir.Additional government forces personnel including Jammu and Kashmir police and paramilitary forces have been deployed at several places across the Kashmir valley including the capital city Srinagar in anticipation of “Anti-national” protests and clashes. Authorities have also imposed restrictions in some towns in southern Kashmir and in the old parts of the Srinagar city. Shops and businesses are closed while public transport is mostly off the roads.

In a nocturnal encounter on Sunday, police said, it killed three top commanders among six militants of Lashkar and Hizb, while a Territorial Army soldier from Kashmir’s Kulgam, was also martyred in the firefight at Batgund area of Kapran in Shopian of South Kashmir.A 15-year-old civilian resident of Kulgam, Nouman Ashraf, was hit by a bullet and died of the injuries during post encounter stone pelting and clashes.