In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown, marked by strict curfew and other restrictions continue across the Kashmir Valley for the second consecutive day, today.
According to media sources, restrictions are imposed in Srinagar, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts since Sunday to prevent protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Sabaz Ahmad Butt and his associate Faizan Ahmad in Tral on Saturday. Call for a two-day strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik. The leadership has also called for a march towards Tral, tomorrow, to pay tributes to Sabzar Ahmad Butt and other martyred youth. All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road. Educational institutions have been closed by the authorities in addition to postponement of the Kashmir University exams scheduled for today. Train and mobile and internet services also remained suspended, today. Resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continue to remain under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested and shifted to the central jail on Sunday. Other detained leaders include Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Laya and Hilal Ahmed War.