Shutdown marks Gaw Kadal killings anniversary

Srinagar, Jan 21: City center Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas observed a shutdown on Saturday to observe the 22nd anniversary of Gawkadal killings.
Shops and business establishments at Lal Chowk, Budshah Chowk, Maisuma Bazar, Gawkadal, Basant Bagh, Kokerbazar, Sariabala, Gonikhan, Maharaja Bazar, Exchange Road and Red Cross Road remained closed while traffic remained off the roads.
Youth took out a protest march from Maisuma area. However, a huge contingent of police and paramilitary CRPF men used force to quell them. Youth formed small groups and pelted stones at the force personnel, who retaliated with batons,triggering clashes that continued till late in the evening.
Pertinently, on Jan 21, 1990, 52 persons were killed, when forces opened fire to disperse a pro-freedom procession.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Jan 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:00:00 IST




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