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Shutdown in Soura, Nagbal as local youth injured in Shopian firing battles for life at SKIMS

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Ganderbal: A shutdown is being observed on Monday 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 Paraay of Rangil Nagbal— continues to be on a ventilator. “There is no change in his condition and he continues to be on the ventilator,” Dr Farooq Jan told INS.
Mohammad Rafiq, in his late twenties, was injured when army alleged 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 thin.
In recent years, there has been trend that some youth travel from far of areas to participate in the funeral of militants, especially top commanders. (File picture used for illustration)

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