Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley today for third straight day against the killings of seven civilians in southern Pulwama district on the weekend.
All shops and other commercial establishments are closed in Srinagar – summer capital of the Himalayan state, and elsewhere in the valley while public transport is off the roads.
Educational institutions are closed while the exams scheduled at the Kashmir University and other universities on Monday have been postponed.
Joint Resistance Leadership – an amalgam of separatist leaders headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik – has called for shutdown and a march to Badami Bagh army base in Srinagar today to mourn the killings.
On Saturday, seven civilians were killed and over 35 others injured after government forces fired at the protesters near the site of a gunfight that left three militants and a soldier dead in Sarnoo village of Pulwama.