Normal life in Indian Kashmir remained paralyzed on Sunday after the shutdown called by the Joint Resistance leadership (JRL)— an amalgam of pro-freedom leaders – as a mark of protest against the killing of seven civilians in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Indian policemen are pictured as smoke billows during clashes with protesters following the killing of six suspected militants in Shopian. (Reuters)
How long are we going to shoulder the coffins of our youngsters? So many civilians killed today post encounter in Pulwama. No country can win a war by killing its own people. I strongly condemn these killings , and once again appeal for efforts , to stop this blood bath .— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) December 15, 2018
Government imposes restrictions
A man looks out from a window of a house during a strike called by Kashmiri separatists against the recent killings in Kashmir, in Srinagar. (Reuters)