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J&K: Separatists call for two-day strike across valley to protest killings

The two-day strike begins on Sunday

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir
Army soldier during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian, of South Kashmir on Sunday | Photo: PTI

Separatists on Sunday called for a two-day strike in over the killings of 11 militants and two civilians in three separate encounters in the valley.

Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), called for a two-day strike from Sunday across to protest the killings, a of the JRL said.

He said the JRL, comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and Yasin Mailk, asked people to suspend business and other activities and offer funeral prayers in absentia across the valley.

Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir
Houses caught fire during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian | Photo: PTI

Meanwhile, authorities have put the Mirwaiz under house arrest at his Nigeen residence here.

Eleven militants have been killed in three separate encounters in south on Sunday. Two civilians and three Army jawans also lost their lives in these operations.

First Published: Sun, April 01 2018. 21:12 IST
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