Srinagar, September 15: In Indian-controlled Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive day, today, to protest against the civilian killings in Shopian and other human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory.
Call for the two-day shutdown had been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, to convey the message to India that the Kashmiris were determined to continue their liberation struggle till complete success. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road.
Meanwhile, curfew remained in force in Shopian town on the ninth day running to prevent people from holding demonstrations against the killings. Restrictions were put in place in Kulgam and Pulwama areas. Several people were injured, yesterday, due to the use of brute force against protesters by Indian police in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Sopore, Baramulla and other areas.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar termed as an eyewash the so-called probe ordered by the puppet administration into Shopian killings. He said that such inquiries were announced in many such incidents in the past but their findings were not made public and the perpetrators were not brought to justice. He also deplored the silence of the world community over the grim situation in the territory.