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  1. Kulgam encounter: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar after separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir against killing of civilians

Kulgam encounter: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar after separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir against killing of civilians

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Thursday due to a valley-wide protest shutdown called by separatists against the killing of four civilians in a gunfight on Wednesday.

By: | Srinagar | Updated: April 12, 2018 9:44 AM
Kulgam encounter, Jammu and Kashmir, Kulgam, kulgam news today, kulgam encounter today, Srinagar, gunfight, gun battle, protest, separtists, Kashmir shutdown, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik Security personnel move in armoured vehicles during an encounter with the militants at Khudwani in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday. Three civilians and a solider were killed in the gunbattle. (PTI)

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Thursday due to a valley-wide protest shutdown called by separatists against the killing of four civilians in a gunfight on Wednesday.

The shutdown has been called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The police said restrictions were imposed in Srinagar’s old city and also in the uptown areas falling under the jurisdiction of Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations.

Canceling a cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday in Jammu, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti returned to Srinagar on Wednesday to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of the gunfight in Kulgam district.

Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer have been placed under house arrest while Yasin Malik is in police custody.

Authorities have ordered the closure of all educational institutes in the valley except north Kashmir Ganderbal district.

Exams scheduled for Thursday have been postponed by the University of Kashmir.

Shops, public transport and other businesses remained closed in Srinagar and all other district headquarters of the Valley.

Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed all across the Kashmir Valley.

Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns were stopped.

Mobile internet facility has been suspended in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts.

Internet speed has been slowed in all other regions of the valley to prevent uploading of provocative pictures, videos and posts.

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