Complete shutdown marked by curfew and restrictions is being observed in the Indian Occupied Kashmir on Monday against the killing of 17 youth by Indian troops in a single day, according to Kashmir Media Service (KMS).
Shutdown is a part of the two-day strike given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
On Sunday, the Indian occupation forces had killed 17 youth including 13 in siege and search operations and four in firing on protesters and funerals in Islamabad and Shopian districts. Over 200 civilians were injured, many of them are in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, funeral prayers in absentia will be offered today for the martyrs after Zuhr and Asr prayers as per the JRL call.
While apprehending large scale protests, the puppet authorities have put restrictions at numerous places across the Kashmir Valley. Internet services continue to remain suspended on second straight day.
Commercial establishments and offices are also closed while the puppet administration has already ordered closure of all educational institutions.
All examinations scheduled for today have been postponed by all three universities including Kashmir University, Islamic University and Central University. Public transport is off the road.
In Srinagar, strict restrictions have been imposed particularly in downtown areas. Barricades have been put in place to curb civilian movement. Forces personnel are also seen in areas enforcing restrictions.
Similar reports are pouring in from other districts with south Kashmir remaining tense where huge toll of civilian killings took place yesterday.
Meanwhile, the authorities arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in Srinagar during wee hours on Monday to prevent him from leading demonstrations against the killings.
The JKLF Spokesman said a large posse of police arrived at Yasin Malik’s Maisuma residence early morning and detained him. He was lodged in Kothibagh police station in Srinagar.