Massacre Anniversary: Shutdown In Kashmir’s Commercial Hub

Massacre Anniversary: Shutdown In Kashmir’s Commercial Hub


Srinagar, Jan 21 : Lal Chowk and adjoining areas of the commercial hub of Srinagar on Thursday observed a spontaneous shutdown to mark the 31 anniversary of the massacre at Gaw Kadal in 1990.

Reports said that shops and other business establishments are shut in Gaw Kadal, Basant Bagh, Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Red Cross Road, Exchange Road, Budshah Chowk, Abi Guzar, Residency Road, MA Road, Sarai Bala, Court Road, Koker Bazar, Hari Sigh High Street, Goni Khan and Polo View.

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On January 21, 1990, over 50 civilians were killed after paramilitary troopers opened fire on a procession at Gaw Kadal in Srinagar, where people had gathered to protest the reported molestation of women by the security forces’ personnel during a night raid in Chotta Bazar. (GNS)


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