Shutdown in South Kashmir against Kulgam killings

Two bodies have been recovered by the forces. The operation is still underway

Curfew was imposed in the Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Monday after the death of two civilians during an encounter between the security forces and militants on Sunday, PTI reported.

Thousands of people are preferring to travel by train daily which is not only cheap and fastest mode of transport but safe in the Kashmir valley, where traffic jam has become daily problem on roads.

Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for a complete shutdown in the Kashmir valley tomorrow and a "Kulgam Chaloo" protest march on February 15 against "civilian killings" by security forces and police.

The party spokesperson and general secretary Naheeda Nasreen said that the police raided Sayeda Aasiya's residence in Srinagar's Soura 90-feet area and "arrested" her along with her personal secretary Sofi Fahmeeda.

Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi was detained early in the morning.

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It stated that three soldiers were injured in addition to the two soldiers who were killed.

She was lodged in Woman Police Station at Rambagh in uptown city.

Chanting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the protesting youth clashed with police and paramilitary personnel by pelting stones on them.

The situation in the Valley remained tense, especially keeping in view the recent five-month long unrest triggered by killing of 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8 last year. One man died and about 12 were injured when the security forces opened fire on the crowd.

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