Shutdown in South Kashmir Tral, protests against killing of civilian

On Tuesday, dozens of stone throwing youth and policemen were injured in the clashes.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Srinagar | Updated: April 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry the body of Khaled Muzaffar, a civilian during his funeral procession in Tral, some 38 Kilometers (24 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Violent protests erupted in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Tuesday after a civilian and a militant were killed in an encounter with the army, officials in the troubled Himalayan region said. Relatives and angry locals say the civilian was actually tortured to death. (Source: AP) Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry the body of Khaled Muzaffar, a civilian during his funeral procession in Tral, some 38 Kilometers (24 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (Source: AP)

A shutdown is being observed in South Kashmir Tral town and its adjoining areas, to protest against the killing of a civilian by the army in an “encounter” on Monday evening.

The separatists’ leaders had called for a complete shutdown in Tral on Wednesday. Hurriyat Conference Chairman led by Syed Ali Geelani has also asked people across the state to reach Tral on Friday.

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While the officials said additional security forces have been deployed to prevent protest in the area, locals said that security personnel have imposed restrictions on the movement of the locals.

On Tuesday, dozens of stone throwing youth and policemen were injured in the clashes that erupted after killing of a civilian by the army who was identified as Khalid Muzaffar, brother of a Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.

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