Indian security forces impose restrictions to thwart protests

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Villagers inspect the ruins of a house that was destroyed during a battle between security forces and militants in Hakhri Pora in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama District on Tuesday morning. Photo: PTI

To prevent protests in the Kashmir Valley following the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) senior commander Abu Dujana, the Indian security forces on Wednesday shut educational institutions and ordered the suspension of internet and rail services, IANS reported.

Dujana was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, separatist leaders called for a protest shutdown in the Kashmir Valley.

After news of the top militant being killed spread on Tuesday, students from three colleges in Srinagar gathered on roads and shouted pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans, IANS reported. Police in Srinagar’s Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal and MR Gunj areas have imposed restrictions.

Dujana, who had a Rs15 lakh (US$23,000) bounty on his head, was believed to be one of the masterminds behind numerous militant attacks across south Kashmir. 

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