Complete shutdown in IOK against killing of youth
According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops had shot dead three youth Zahid Rashid, Saqib Ahmad and Ashfaq Ahmad by opening fire on demonstrators who had gathered at Chadoora to rescue some youth besieged by the troops, yesterday.
Over thirty people had sustained injuries in the troops' firing on the protesters. Another youth was killed when Indian forces' personnel blasted a house in the area.
Call for the shutdown has the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops, schools, petrol pumps and offices are closed while traffic is off the road.
The leadership has also called for valley-wide protest demonstrations on Friday.
Meanwhile, the puppet authorities have imposed curfew-like restrictions in old city of Srinagar to stop people from staging anti-India demonstrations over the killings.
The authorities also continue to put Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Zafar Akbar Butt, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal and Umar Aadil Dar under house arrest or behind the bars to stop them from leading the demonstrations.
The Kashmir University (KU), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Central University of Kashmir (CUK) have postponed all the examinations scheduled for today in view of the strike.