Srinagar, May 29:Normal life remained crippled for the second consecutive day, today, due to complete shutdown, marked by strict curfew and other restrictions, against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Butt and his associate by Indian troops.
All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road. The authorities had closed all educational institutions besides postponing the Kashmir University exams scheduled for today. Mobile and internet services continued to remain suspended.
Meanwhile, curfew and other restrictions were enforced in Srinagar, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts to prevent anti-India protests. The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik had called for the two-day strike. The leadership has also called for a march towards Tral, tomorrow, to pay tributes to the Commander Sabzar Ahmad Butt and other martyrs.
Shutdown was observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on the eighth death anniversary of two Kashmiri women Aasiya and Neelofar. They were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian on this day in 2009. The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement demanded a probe into the gruesome incident by an international investigation agency.