Normal life remains crippled for 2nd in parts of south Kashmir

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Srinagar, Apr 2: Normal life remained crippled for the second successive day on Tuesday due to a strike in twin south Kashmir districts of Shopian and Pulwama.
A police official said there were no restrictions in any part of south Kashmir though security forces have been deployed in strength in sensitive areas to maintain law and order.
Even though there was no strike called by separatists, shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road for the second successive day in Pulwama and Shopian against the killing of four local militants of Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), including a top commander, in an encounter on Monday.
Four local militants of LeT, including a top commander, were killed and four security force personnel were injured in a fierce encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at village Lassipora in Pulwama on Monday.
Work in government offices was also affected while schools witnessing less attendance of students, who preferred to stay indoors in view of the strike in the twin districts. Meanwhile, authorities have suspended classes in Degree College Tral as a precautionary measure.
Security has also been beefed up along Srinagar-Jammu national highway as a precautionary measure to prevent any protests.