Separatists call 2-day strike in Kashmir over encounters in valley

Jammu and KashmirUpdated: Apr 01, 2018, 07:12 PM IST
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File photo of Indian Army soldiers in Kashmir. Photograph:(ANI)

Separatists today called for a two-day strike in Kashmir over the killings of 11 militants and two civilians in three separate encounters in the valley.

Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), called for a two-day strike from today across Kashmir to protest the killings, a spokesman of the JRL said.

He said the JRL, comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Mailk, asked people to suspend business and other activities and offer funeral prayers in absentia across the valley.

Meanwhile, authorities have put the Mirwaiz under house arrest at his Nigeen residence here.

Eleven militants have been killed in three separate encounters in south Kashmir today. Two civilians and three Army jawans also lost their lives in these operations.