Normal life crippled in Anantnag

Normal life crippled in Anantnag

Srinagar, May 29: Normal life was on Wednesday crippled in Anantnag town and adjoining areas due to a strike against the killing of two militants, including an engineering graduate, in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday.
A police spokesperson said that there were no restrictions in any part of Anantnag though security forces have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatists group, shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Anantnag town and adjoining areas against the killings of the militants.
Work in government offices and banks was also affected in these areas due to the strike. Meanwhile, authorities have suspended class work in degree colleges and Higher Secondary Schools (HSSs) in Anantnag district as a precautionary measure to prevent protests.
The classes in these educational institutes had resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for four days as a precautionary measure following protests and clashes, triggered by killing of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in a 12-hour-long encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on Friday morning.
Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in the forest areas of Kokernag in Anantnag on Tuesday.