Shutdown in Bhaderwah over civilian killings

A peaceful but a complete bandh is being observed here today on the call given by Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah in protest against the civilian killings.
Shutdown in Bhaderwah over civilian killings
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A peaceful but a complete bandh is being observed here today on the call given by Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah in protest against the civilian killings. 

Bandh was observed by a particular community to remember the civilian killings on this day in 1990 and also to protest against the recent killings in Kashmir valley and harrasment of Kashmiri students in other states. 

"Today's Bandh is being observed to remember the martyrs of 1990. This is the darkest day in the history of Bhadarwah as on this particular day in 1990,  peaceful protesters were fired upon by forces and some religious fanatics killing several innocent people at Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah. We can never forget those innocent people who sacrificed their lives on this day," said Pervez Ahmed Sheikh, President Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah.

"Today's Bandh is also to show solidarity with the Kashmiri students studying in other states and are being harrased by communal forces and police there. We also protest against the recent civilian killings in kashmir valley," added President Anjuman Islamia.

Normal life remain paralysed in Bhadarwah town as all the shops and other businesses establishments of majority community remain closed for the day, however public transport plied on the roads normally.

As a precautionary measure, extra security deployment was made in Bhadarwah town and its peripheral areas but the Bandh passed of peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

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