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Kashmir valley observes shutdown to protest custodial death of youth

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Srinagar , 20 Mar 2019

Kashmir valley observed a complete shutdown on Wednesday against “custodial killing” of Rizwan Asad.All Shops and other business establishments and schools were shut in the capital city Srinagar while public transport was off the roads.Authorities had increased the deployment of Police and security forces in Srinagar enforced a restrictions on the movement of people in anticipation of protests and clashes.Mobile internet services has also been suspended in south Kashmir parts. The speed of mobile internet has been throttled to 2G in Srinagar.Meanwhile, authorities suspended Train service for security reasons after receiving an advisory from divisional administration and police.A 29-year-old post graduate in Physics – who headed a private school, operated a private coaching centre, and was guest faculty at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Awantipora – Rizwan Asad was killed in police custody after being taken, according to his family, to police Cargo camp in Srinagar.Rizwan Assad Pandit, son of Assadullah Pandit, a resident of Awantipora area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, was picked up from his home by local police on Sunday evening.Following the recent ban on the Jama’at, while most of the prominent activists of the party were arrested, Assadullah was not. His son, however, was.The family said it was no crime to be associated with the Jama’at. “Yes, my father is associated with the Jama’at and so was my brother. Is that a crime? Is that a reason to kill someone in cold blood?” Mubashir asked. (PTK).


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