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Separatist call shutdown over civilian killing in J&K

IANS  |  Srinagar 

A separatist-called protest shutdown on Friday over civilian deaths during an anti-terror operation found support in the valley as shops, public transport, businesses and educational institutions remained closed here in the city and other places in and

Nine people comprising five militants, two civilians and two soldiers were killed in two gunfights in the valley on Thursday.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and had called for the shutdown alleging loss of innocent Kashmiri lives at the hand of security agencies.

Authorities ordered the closure of schools and colleges to prevent any untoward incidents. Post graduate entrance test scheduled for the day was also postponed by the University of

Heavy deployments of police and (CRPF) have been made at all vulnerable places in and other districts.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 10:22 IST