A complete shutdown is being observed in highway town of Banihal in Ramban district of Jammu against the killing of a civilian during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Srinagar yesterday.

All shops and other commercial establishments are closed in Banihal and adjoining markets on the highway while local transport is off the roads.

Shutdown is being observed in Banihal town and adjoining Charil, Tethar and Nowgam markets, located on a 10-km stretch on the strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Attendance is also thin in schools located around Banihal.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik has called for shutdown and protests today against the killing of a civilian Saleem Malik during a CASO in Noorbagh area of Qamarwari yesterday.