Protests Shut Baramulla, Sopore

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BARAMULLA: A spontaneous shutdown was observed in Sopore and Baramulla towns of north Kashmir against the killing of another former militant by unidentified gunmen on Monday morning.

Witnesses said that as the news about the killing of sixth person in less than a month spread, groups of youth took to streets in Baramulla and Sopore townships and staged pro-freedom and anti-India protests.

The protesters also clashed with government forces at Old Town, Main Chowk in Baramulla as well as in Main Chowk Sopore. The shopkeepers kept their shops closed and other commercial establishments, including banks and educational institutions were also shut.

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