Day 4: Normal life remains crippled in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 29: Normal life remained crippled for the fourth successive day on Thursday, as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in majority of the areas in south Kashmir, against the killing of a civilian and militants during the last about one week.
Meanwhile, internet services also remained suspended in twin south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Pulwama.
A police official said that there were no restrictions in any part of south Kashmir, though security forces remained deployed in strength in sensitive areas, to maintain law and order.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatists group, shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in majority of the areas in south Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian. However, some private vehicles were seen plying on few interior routes in south Kashmir.
Life was partially affected in Anantnag, where some shops were open while private vehicles were plying on main roads since early this morning.
Work in government offices and banks was also affected, while all educational institutes remained closed as students preferred to remain indoors, in view of the situation in south Kashmir, where train service remained suspended for security reasons since Monday.
Train run on Srinagar-Baramulla route was also suspended for the second successive day on Thursday for security reasons, following the killing of two militants, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Naveed Jatt, in an encounter with security forces in central Kashmir district of Budgam on Wednesday.
J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday told reporters during a press conference that about two dozen militants have been killed in the valley, particularly in south Kashmir, in different operations carried by security forces in the last about one week.

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