Shopian remains shut, life returns to normal in Tral

Srinagar, Apr 28: Life remained affected for the second day on Saturday due to shutdown in south Kashmir’s Shopian district to protest the death of a student during a shootout at Anantnag on Thursday.
Meanwhile, life returned to normal in Tral and adjoining areas in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where four militants, including Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operational commander Mufti Yasir, an aide of Masood Azhar, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday. An Army soldier and a Special Operation Group (SOG) cop of Jammu and Kashmir police were also martyred in the encounter.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Shopian against the killing of Shafiq Shabir Shah. Police said 21-year-old Shah, a student of BA second year, was injured when militants, travelling in a car, opened fire on Thursday afternoon.
Shah was rushed to local hospital from where he was referred to Srinagar. He was declared brought dead in the hospital. Work in government offices and banks was affected due to strike. Educational institutions also remained affected. However, some private vehicles were plying on different routes in the district.
Additional security forces have been deployed to maintain law and order, official sources said.
Meanwhile, business and other activities resumed on Saturday in Tral and adjoining area after remaining affected since Tuesday. Work in government offices and educational institutions also resumed.