Shutdown against killings cripples Kashmir

Shutdown against killings cripples Kashmir
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Srinagar: A protest shutdown called by separatists criplled normal life across Kashmir Valley on Wednesday.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, had called the valley-wide shutdown against the civilian killings.
Two militants and two civilians were killed and over 100 civilian protesters injured during a gunfight in Shopian district on Tuesday.
A man, Muhammad Ishaq Naikoo, died of shock after being misinformed that his son, Zeenat, who recently joined militant ranks, was trapped at the site of the firefight. While Muhammad Ishaq Naikoo died of cardiac arrest, a youth, Tamsheel Ahmad Khan, died at a hospital after receiving bullet injury during clashes with the forces.