Kashmir Valley shuts down after woman killed in Shopian encounter

Dec 21st, 2017 | Category: Kashmir News

By Peerzada Ashiq

Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday after authorities imposed restrictions in view of a bandh call given by separatists to protest killing of a woman during an encounter between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Most shops, offices and business centres remained shut in the Valley. There was a very thin traffic on the roads. Train services were also suspended in south Kashmir.

The authorities disallowed movement of traffic in the areas where restrictions were imposed. A number of barricades were set up to keep protesters at bay.

“Infants are losing young mothers to ‘Operation All-Out’. While many in India and the world claim to stand up for safeguarding human values and rights, the same people are callously unconcerned and mute regarding Kashmir situation,” All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was placed under house arrest on Wednesday said.

Independent MLA Abdul Rashid was also detained by the police when he was on the way to Shopian.

Over 60 civilians have died in Kashmir this year, mainly during the counter-insurgency operations.

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