In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, to protest the Indian government’s move to convert Kausarnag in South Kashmir into a Hindu pilgrimage spot.

According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the shutdown was given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and a senior leader of Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah.

All shops and business centers remained closed while transport was off the road. A large number of Indian Police and paramilitary personnel were deployed in all major towns to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the move.

On the other hand, an officer of Indian Border Security Force was killed and another injured when the service pistol of the officer went off inside a camp in Jammu district. A young girl was also injured in a landmine planted by Indian troops in Nambla area of Uri town.

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