Condemning the alleged killing of a youth in a fresh incident of firing, separatist leaders on Sunday gave a call for Kashmir bandh to protest against the “systematic killing of youths” in the State.

Chairman of both factions of Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, gave separate calls for Kashmir bandh on Monday to protest against the “systematic killing of youths“.

Violence broke out on Sunday as an agitated mob tried to set on fire a mobile bunker of CRPF in Noorbagh locality, prompting the paramilitary force personnel to open fire, resulting in the death of Javid Ahmad Malla and injuries to four others.

Meanwhile, the State unit of CPI(M) on Sunday urged the government to maintain restraint while dealing with peaceful demonstrators.

“I urge upon the administration to maintain restraint while dealing with peaceful demonstrators and appeal the people to hold peaceful demonstrations and desist from violent measures while giving vent to their grievances,” CPI(M) State secretary, M. Y. Tarigami said.

The leader also said that “whosoever involved in these killings must be brought to book”, while condemning the recent incidents in the State.