Srinagar, Jun 24: Three youth were injured on Monday in clashes with security forces in south Kashmir district of Pulwama amid shutdown against killing of four militants in an encounter in Shopian.
A police spokesperson said that there were no restrictions in any part of south Kashmir though security forces have been deployed in strength in sensitive areas to maintain law and order.
Even though there was no strike call given by any separatists group, shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in main Pulwama town and adjoining areas against killing of four militants in an encounter with security forces in Shopian on Sunday.
Work in government offices and banks was also affected in Pulwama town, where most educations institutes also remained closed as students preferred to stay indoors in view of the strike.
Meanwhile, security forces resorted to lathicharge and burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators, who hit the streets in Pulwama town to protest against the killing. Scores of youth hit the streets in the town and tried to take out a protest rally. However, security forces deployed in the area swung into action and tried to stop the protestors. As the demonstrators didn’t back down, security forces burst teargas shells to disperse the protestors, who resorted to stone pelting.
Four local militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in village Panzar, Keegam in Shopian. (UNI)