Kashmir observes shutdown over rights violations

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Srinagar, July 10 (ANI): Kashmir observed a shutdown on Friday over alleged human rights violations in the valley.

The shutdown, called by separatists, was in the wake of incidents of killings and re-arrest of its leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Anti-India protests have raged across the Kashmir Valley since bodies of two women, aged 17 and 22, who were abducted, raped and killed by security forces, were found on May 29.

Since then, many more such incidents have come to light.

The residents said they felt unsafe and wanted the government to answer their concerns and fears.

"The purpose of these shutdowns is that we want an answer from the government when will all this end? How are we going to ensure the safety of our mothers, sisters and children?" said Javed Ahmad, a resident. (ANI)

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