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Kashmir shuts against Shujaat’s, civilian killings

Srinagar, Jun 21: A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on Thursday against the recent killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari and other civilians killed in the last few weeks.
The shutdown was called by Joint Hurriyat comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik.
Bukhari was killed along with two of his security guards in Press Enclave in Srinagar on June 14. Three more civilians were killed in Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag in separate incidents since then.
On Thursday, shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions remained shut at most places while attendance in banks, post offices and government offices was thin due to non-availability of public transport.
Private transport and some three wheelers, however, moved in uptown areas of Srinagar.
Reports from other cities and towns in the Valley also indicated that the shutdown derailed normal life there too.
Rail services too were suspended as a precaution.