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Extra forces deployed in Kashmir after deadly clashes

Extra forces deployed in Kashmir after deadly clashes
Extra forces were on Wednesday deployed in sensitive areas of Kashmir Valley where normal life was disrupted due to a strike called by separatists to protest the killing of civilians during a clash with security forces.

In view of the situation, Kashmir University, Central University Kashmir and Islamic University of Science and Technology have postponed all examinations scheduled for Wednesday.

Three civilians were killed and 18 others were injured on Tuesday as security forces clashed with stone-pelters trying to disrupt an anti-militancy operation which ended with the killing of a militant in Budgam district of Kashmir.

Officials said today that most of the shops, business establishments and fuel stations were shut in the summer capital here in view of the strike, while educational institutions remained closed in the city, the officials said. They said public transport was minimal, while private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying in some areas of the city.

Similar reports of shutdown were received from most other district headquarters of the Valley, the officials said.

They said extra deployment of security forces has been made in sensitive areas like Chadoora, in central Kashmir s Budgam district where the killings took place as well as in downtown areas of the city here to maintain law and order. The separatists, including chairmen of both Hurriyat factions –Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday asked people to observe a shutdown on Wednesday to protest
the killings.
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