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KashmirSeparatists force shutdown in Valley

Separatists force shutdown in Valley


Separatists force shutdown in Valley

Situation in valley under control, peaceful: IGP

Srinagar, Feb 13 (KNS): A complete shutdown was observed and normal life was affected in on Monday following the shutdown call by the joint resistance leadership against the killing of two civilians and four militants during an encounter in Frisal area of Kulgam district.

All shops and commercial establishments remained closed in Srinagar. Public transport was off on the roads.

Authorities have deployed police and other security forces to prevent any untoward happening.

S.J.M. Gilani, inspector general of police (IGP) Kashmir zone, told KNS yesterday, that there will be no curfew across the Kashmir, but security will not be compromised and all necessary deployment has been placed.

Meanwhile Deputy Inspector general of police for south Kashmir S P Pani told KNS that situation across the south Kashmir remains normal and situation was under control. He said there was no curfew, but section 144 was placed in some areas.

He said that, “yesterdays seven injured civilian have been discharged and are normal, people should not pay any need to rumors,” S P Pani DIG south Kashmir Said.

The reports circulated on social network sites about the death of an injured person in Kulgam, is false and baseless.

S P Pani said, that some people are giving false information and spreading rumors on WhatsApp groups and on the Facebook pages regarding death of some injured person.

He said “In this regard, it is clarified that all injured persons are stable and seven injured have been discharged today from district hospital, there is no report of any injured person succumbing. The update is misleading and is as such refuted.”

Reports from all the district headquarters of the valley that all shops and remain off and roads give deserted look. While as in government offices the attendance was also affected.

From north Kashmir's Baramulla district that, a complete shutdown was observed and situation remains under control. Authorities have deployed heavy forces to keep tight vigil.

SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said that situation in Sopore and Baramulla remains peaceful.

In Kupwara a complete shutdown was observed, business establishments in Kralapora, Trehgam, Lolab, Karalgund, Langate and Handwara remains closed and roads give deserted look.

Inspector General of Police Syed Mujtaba Javaid Geelani told KNS that situation across the valley remains under control and peaceful.

“Situation was normal, not any problematic situation arises anywhere,” S.J.M. Gilani IGP Kashmir said.

Four militants, two soldiers and two civilians were killed during a gunbattle on Sunday in Kulgam southern Kashmirs Anantnag district.

The shutdown call was given be joint resistance leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, against the killings of two civilians during encounter yesterday. (KNS)

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