A little-known group, Tehreek-i-Islami, imposed a shutdown in Srinagar and many other districts of the Valley on Wednesday.
The masked men belonging to the Tehreek-i-Islami held a press conference in downtown Srinagar criticising both Hurriyat factions.
“We have been taking on the might of India with stones and there has been no support from the resistance leaders,” a masked man told reporters at the house of 13-year-old Wamiq Ahmad, who was killed allegedly by a teargas shell fired by the police on Sunday.
The group called for a shutdown for four days to protest the boy’s death. Hundreds of youngsters came out onto the streets of Srinagar on Wednesday.
Echoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement, Special DG, CRPF, N.K. Tripathi said Pakistani agents were paying Kashmiri youngsters to throw stones.