Day 2: Normal life remains crippled in Shopian

Srinagar, May 31: Normal life remained crippled for the second successive day in south Kashmir district of Shopian against the killing of a civilian and militants.
Even though there was no strike cal given by any separatists groups, shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in Shopian. Some private vehicles were seen plying on few routes in the district.
However, situation was normal in other three south Kashmir districts, where shops and business establishments were open ad traffic was plying on all roads.
On Thursday, normal life was crippled in Shopian due to a strike called by separatists to mark the tenth death anniversaries of Asiya and Neelofar.
Massive protests erupted in 2009 as people alleged that Asiya and Neelofar were allegedly raped and murdered by security forces in Shopian. The bodies of the duo were recovered from a local stream. Following protests, the case, which was being investigated by Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Jammu and Kashmir police, was handed over to CBI.
The investigating agency, in its report, while ruling out the possibility of rape, had termed drowning as the cause of their death. But, locals rejected the CBI reports, alleging that the case was hushed up to save the culprits.