Shutdown call by separatists affects life in Kashmir valley, security tightened

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Shutdown called by the separatists has affected normal life adversely across the Valley in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

The shutdown by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) separatist conglomerate headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Syed Ali Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik was called against the killings of five militants and a civilian in Chowgam village of Kulgam district on Saturday.

All Shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar and the district headquarters of the Valley.

Train services between the Valley and Bannihal town of Jammu region have been suspended in view of the shutdown. All university exams that were previously scheduled for Monday have also been postponed.

Security arrangements have been put in place as Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police have been positioned in Srinagar city, along with other sensitive places in the Valley.