Jammu-Kashmir: Shutdown in Valley, youth injured in CRPF firing

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Published: June 26, 2018 2:51:25 am

The joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called the shutdown to protest against the killings in the Valley. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi/Representational)

Amid a shutdown in the Valley called by separatists to protest against “civilian killings”, a student was injured on Monday when CRPF personnel fired on protesting students in Baramulla. In south Kashmir, a large number of people participated in the funeral of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Shakoor Ahmad Dar, who was killed in an encounter Sunday.

The joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called the shutdown to protest against the killings in the Valley. In Srinagar, all business establishments remained closed while few public transport vehicles plied. Attendance in schools and government offices also remained thin. In south and north Kashmir too, all business establishments remained closed and public transport remained off the roads.

In north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a student was injured when CRPF personnel opened fire on protesting students at Nadihal village. Villagers…

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