In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Srinagar and other areas, today, to condemn the killing of innocent youth by Indian troops in fake encounters.
Call for the shutdown was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and was supported by Hurriyat organizations including Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party. Shops and business establishments were shut in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad and other areas of the occupied territory against the killings. Indian troops killed three innocent Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in Lawaypora area of Srinagar on Wednesday. Earlier, in July last year, three youth from Rajouri area of Jammu were killed by the troops in a fake encounter at Amshipora in Shopian.
The occupation authorities imposed strict restrictions across the Kashmir Valley, today, to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the extrajudicial killing of the youth. However, despite restrictions, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League held an anti-India demonstration in Srinagar. The protesters were holding placards with slogans like ‘Stop innocent killings’, ‘Stop genocide and fake encounters’ and ‘Civilian killings unacceptable’. They also raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.