SRINAGAR: A day after security forces gunned down two terrorists in an encounter, in which a civilian was also killed, a call for bandh by separatists led to complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.
Vehicles were off the roads and all business establishments and educational institutions remained closed, even as the government imposed restrictions in several areas to scuttle any protests. Train services remained suspended and all examinations scheduled for the day were postponed.
Internet services in southern Kashmir and parts of northern Kashmir were also snapped. Thousands of people attended multiple funerals of Hizbul Mujahideen militants Sameer Ahmed Bhat, alias ‘Sameer Tiger’, and his aide Aaqib Khan at their villages in Pulwama.
Militants also turned up at a funeral of ‘Tiger’ and offered a “gun salute”. In Baramulla, where unidentified gunmen shot dead three civilians on Monday night, situation remained tense as police and paramilitary forces launched a c ..