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Baramulla shuts for 2nd straight day to mourn youths’ killing

Srinagar, January 25, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on the second consecutive day, today, in Baramulla district to mourn the recent killing of three youth.

All shops, business establishments and private offices remained closed while public transport is off the road. Scores of people continue to pay visits to the residences of the martyrs’ families in Khanpora and Old Town areas of Baramulla to express condolences with them. Indian forces and police personnel have been deployed in strength at many places of Baramulla to prevent people from staging anti-India protests in the area.

Pertinently, the youth identified as Suhaib Farooq Akhoon, Mohsin Mushtaq Butt and Nasir Ahmad Darzi were martyred during a cordon and search operation launched by the Indian troops in Binner area of the district on Wednesday. Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth held in Baramulla town, yesterday.

On the other hand, Srinagar city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley received fresh light snowfall on Friday. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 10.0 degrees Celsius. The night temperature in the Pahalgam health resort settled at a low of minus 6.1 degrees. Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius last night. Leh town in Ladakh region was at minus 12.9 and Kargil was coldest at minus 19.8 degrees Celsius.

The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Friday due to landslides in Ramban district.

“Fresh snowfall has occurred on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel today and it is raining along the highway stretch in other places in Ramban,” a senior official of traffic police was quoted by the media as having said.

Landslides hit Gagroo, Anokhi Fall and Battery Chashma areas of the highway and the debris were yet to be cleared, he said and added that the clearance operation has been put on hold due to bad weather.
All essentials of life are routed into the landlocked Kashmir Valley through this highway. Meanwhile, the historic Mughal road and Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari road remained closed due to the accumulation of snow on the highway.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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