Srinagar, June 17: Normal life was paralyzed due to a shutdown being observed across the Kashmir valley on Wednesday against a spree of targeted killings in Baramulla district’s Sopore town.
The separatists leaders including Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik had jointly extended a call to observe a complete strike against these mysterious killings.
Separatists had also blamed “Indian secret agencies” for the latest killing spree in Sopore. All educational institutions, shops and business establishments remained closed in the summer capital Srinagar while government offices and banks witnessed a thin attendance. Public transport was seen largely off the roads while private transport was plying normally. The killings began last week when gunmen shot and killed a separatist activist in Sopore.
That was followed by the deaths of three former militants and a separatist sympathizer. Separatists have called for a rally in Sopore on Friday.
2015 Kashmir Despatch