Bhadarwah, May 9: Shutdown is being observed by the Muslims in Bhaderwah area of Jammu and Kashmir today to protest weekend killings in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Shops, business establishments and some private schools of Muslims remained closed while government schools, offices and banks were functioning normally. Traffic also remained unaffected due to the strike call.
The call for shutdown was issued by Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah(AIB).
President AIB, Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh said government instead of pursuing dialogue has unleashed a reign of arrest and killing spree. “Government is testing our patience and if any untoward thing happens in Chenab Valley, none but government will be responsible for that,” he said.
Meanwhile, authorities have deployed contingents of forces personnel to thwart any civilian protests in and outside Bhaderwah town.