SRINAGAR:A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir to mourn the killings of six persons by army after militants attacked a Mobile Vehicle Check Post on Sunday evening.
In south Kashmir, nocturnal protests went on throughout the entire night in Pahnoo area of Shopian district where four youth were killed by the army.
The slain youth have identified as Suhail Khalil Wagay from Pinjoora, Mohammad Shahid Khan from Malikgund and Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay from Langandora Trenz, and Gowhar Ahmad Lone of Moolu, Trenz.
The two alleged militants have been identified as Aamir Ahmed Malik son of Bashir Ahmed Malik of Harmeen and Ashiq Hussain of Rakhpora area of the district.
Gowhar Ahmad Lone’s dead body was found, barely 200 meters from the gunfight site, in a Wagon R car, bearing registration number JK01Q- 1723 on wee hours of today morning.
Board of School Education and University of Kashmir University authorities have ordered a cancellation of all the exams for today, while schools, which were opening today after two and a half month’s break have been directed to remain shut till further orders.
In twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama, the mobile internet has been barred while a large contingent of forces has been deployed in the entire South Kashmir region to thwart protests in the wake of the killings.
Massive clashes erupted at several areas in south Kashmir today morning to protests against the killings.
Reportedly, people, including women and children, took to the streets in Tral, Awantipora, Pulwama, Shopian and many other villages and towns of south Kashmir, triggering massive clashes with government forces in these areas.
Restrictions have also been imposed in parts of Srinagar.
Train service have also been suspended today across the Valley.
Authorities have also reduce the mobile internet speed in entire Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure.
The reports said that police have sent a communication to the cellular companies wherein it has directed them to reduce mobile internet (4G/3G) into 2G speed in all districts of Kashmir Valley with immediate effect.
As per the directions, the companies have been asked not to keep speed more than 128 kbps.
The Indian troops opened fire on a car near a military camp in Pahnoo area of the district, resulting in the death of six innocent people. The killings led to massive clashes between protesters and the occupational forces in Shopian, Pulwama and other areas.
With inputs from Rising Kashmir