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Sopore areas observe shutdown to protest killing of Hurriyat activist

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Sopore, Sep 14: Shutdown was observed in Sopore and Zainageer areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today to protest the killing of a Hurriyat-G activist and mourn the deaths of two militants in a gunfight yesterday.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have appealed for shutdown in these areas.

All shops, business establishments and petrol pumps remained shut in Sopore and Zaingeer areas while public transport was off the roads.

Authorities had past evening ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Sopor sub-division today.

Hurriyat-G activist Hakim-ur-Rehman was shot dead by unknown gunmen last week, while two Jaish militants were killed in a gunfight with the government forces yesterday.

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