Kashmir shuts down over deaths
Protest against rape and murder of two young women (Nilofar, who was pregnant, and her 17-year-old sister-in-law Asifa Jan), shuts down the parts of indian-administered kashmir.
A shutdown in protest against the alleged rape and murder of two young women has once again disrupted life in parts of Indian-administered Kashmir.
Separatists have called for a march to the northern town of Baramullah. Security forces have sealed off the town and suspended traffic.
Businesses in most towns across the valley are closed.
Protests over the deaths have raged in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley since the bodies were found on 30 May.
The town of Shopian, where the bodies of the two women were found, remained shut for the twelfth consecutive day.
The bodies of the two young women were found in a canal in the town of Shopian on 30 May. They had gone missing the previous evening.
The police is treating the deaths as rape and murder. The state government has announced a judicial inquiry into the incident.