Srinagar, Jan 14 : A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday against the Killing of two Al Badr militants. The shutdown was also observed in parts of Srinagar and Ganderbal.

All shops and business establishments were closed while as public transport was off the roads in the town in Shopian.

A large number of people were seen visiting the graves and homes of slain Al Badr militants in Sugan village of Shopian.

Meanwhile, internet services including 2G,3G and 4G still remained barred on the second day in the district as a precautionary measure.

On Saturday, Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Dr Usman and his associate Shakeel Ahmad Dar were killed in Kathpora village in Yaripora Kulgam.

The SOG of J&K Police and the CRPF joined the army before the encounter with the hiding militants was established, officials said. There was a brief exchange of fire, leading to the killing of Zeenat-ul-Islam (30), listed in police records as category A++ militant and carried a bounty of Rs 12.5 lakh on his head.

A shutdown was also observed in Soura and Nagbal of central Kashmir’s Srinagar and Ganderbal districts as a local youth, injured in alleged firing on mourners by army in Shopian yesterday, continues to battle for life at SKIMS here.

Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan, said that youth, Mohammad Rafiq Parray son of Ghulam Mohammad Parray of Rangil Nagbal continues to be on a ventilator. “There are two injured persons admitted in SKIMS and condition of one of them (Mohammad Rafiq Wani) continues to be on the ventilator,” Dr Farooq Jan said.

Mohammad Rafiq (30) was injured when government forces allegedly opened fire at mourners who had converged at Shopian’s Sugan, the native village of Al-Badr top commander Zeenat-ul-Islam and his associate Shakeel Ahmad Dar of chillpora village of the south Kashmir district who were killed in a gunfight in neighboring Kulgam district on weekend.

Reports said that youth took to streets and started protests, leading a shutdown in Soura and adjoining areas. At Nagbal, the native village of Mohammad Rafiq, there was a spontaneous shutdown since morning as shopkeepers kept shutters down while movement of traffic, both private and public, through the area was momentarily halted before police restored it. (GNS)