Pulwama killings: Restrictions, shutdown in Valley
Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir Valley on Sunday following the killing of seven civilians and three militants in forces action at Pulwama.
Reports said that all shops and business establishments are closed while traffic too is off the roads. The shutdown was called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the Pulwama killings.
Meanwhile, the district administration has impose restrictions in Srinagar and Pulwama areas to prevent any possible protests.
Officials said that the restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj and Maisuma police stations especially in old city areas to thwart any possible protests called by JRL.
“The restrictions have been imposed as a precautionary measure,” they said.
Earlier, the JRL had called for three-day shutdown against the killing of seven civilians in post gunfight clashes at Pulwama. Three militants and an Army man were also killed in the gunfight that raged in the wee hours on Saturday in Sirnoo village of Pulwama district.
Reports of restrictions have also poured in from various areas of Pulwama district.