Srinagar: Life in Kashmir came to a standstill on Monday as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to thwart protest against the killings in Shopian and in wake of the shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
Contingents of forces were deployed at places where authorities apprehended demonstrations.
In Srinagar’s old city, lanes and by lanes were blocked by concertina wires, while pedestrian movement was only allowed after thorough frisking by forces personnel.
Reports of protests came in from north, central and south Kashmir with protestors clashing with government forces.
Mobile Internet service was snapped in twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian while high-speed Internet service was shut in the rest of the Valley.
Business establishments and offices remained closed, while public transport was off the roads. The educational institutions didn’t open on Monday against their scheduled date of opening after winter break in wake of Shopian killings.