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In Occupied Kashmir, normal life remained crippled for the second consecutive day today due to complete shutdown, marked by strict curfew and other restrictions.

All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road. The authorities had closed all educational institutions besides postponing the Kashmir University exams scheduled for today. Mobile and internet services continued to remain suspended.

Curfew and other restrictions were enforced in Srinagar, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts to prevent anti-India protests.

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has called for a march towards Tral tomorrow, to pay tributes to the Commander Sabzar Ahmad Butt and other martyrs.

Shutdown was observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on the eighth death anniversary of two Kashmiri women Aasiya and Neelofar.

On the other hand, reacting to the statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on the issue of human shield, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Keneth Roth, today, said that Indian Army Chief showed ‘Criminal Leadership.’

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