In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed across the territory, today, against the killing and injuring of people by Indian troops in Dialgam area of Islamabad district.
According to media sources, call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road in all major towns of the territory.
Contingents of Indian army and police were deployed across the territory, especially in south and north of Kashmir.
Indian troops had killed four people including a woman and injured dozens others during a violent cordon and search operation in Dialgam area of Islamabad district, yesterday. The troops killed two youth, Bashir Ahmed Wani and Azad Ahmed Malik during a violent cordon and search operation. The troops also blasted a residential house in the area. A woman, Tahira Begum, and a youth, Shadab Ahmed, were killed and dozens others injured after the troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the demonstrators who were protesting against the operation.
The resistance leadership in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian forces’ personnel had unleashed a reign of terror in the occupied territory to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.
Meanwhile, curfew-like restrictions continued in Srinagar for the second day, today, to prevent protests against the killings. The authorities extended the restrictions to the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations in Srinagar.
Mobile Internet services have already been suspended in Islamabad and adjoining districts.