Srinagar : Kashmir is observing shutdown on Thursday against the killing of a Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mir Hafizullah by unknown gunmen.
Shops, business establishments and private offices are closed, while public transport is also off the roads in Srinagar and other parts of the valley.
Mir was shot dead by unknown gunmen at his home in Achabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. His wife was also injured. Police blamed militants for the killing, however, no group claimed responsibility of the killing.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik blamed “Indian agencies” for targeting pro-freedom leaders.
JRL has called for a shutdown today and protests after congregational prayers Friday against the killing of Mir.