Indian troops martyred another Kashmiri youth in Badgam district amid protest shutdown against the killing of civilians and other atrocities of security forces in occupied Kashmir.

The troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Gulzarpora in Muchwa area of the district.

Indian police claimed that the youth was a militant and was killed in an encounter with the troops.

Meanwhile, markets remained shut and armed security personnel lined the deserted streets in Srinagar and other towns of occupied valley.

The joint Hurriyet leadership in a statement issued in December 2016 asked people to observe the shutdown only on Fridays and Saturdays in protest against the killing of civilians and other atrocities by Indian troops.

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