Ganderbal areas shut for 3rd day to mourn youth’s killing

The highway township Baroosa and its adjoining areas in Ganderbal district observed complete shutdown on third consecutive day on Wednesday against the killing of a local youth who was among eight civilians shot dead by security forces on April 9 in different areas of central Kashmir.
Ganderbal areas shut for 3rd day to mourn youth’s killing
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The highway township Baroosa and its adjoining areas in Ganderbal district observed complete shutdown on third consecutive day on Wednesday against the killing of a local youth who was among eight civilians shot dead by security forces on April 9 in different areas of central Kashmir.

Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Baroosa, Kurhama, Repora and Lar and roads witnessed very thin movement of vehicles. However the situation remained peaceful.

The shutdown is being observed to mourn the death of Omar Farooq (25) a local youth who was killed in firing by Border Security Force (BSF) at Baroosa on polling day.

Two other youth – Muzafar Ahmad of Kulgam who was running a automobile shop at Baroosa market and Gulzar Ahmad of Yangoora Lar, a labourer – were injured in the firing and are under treatment at SKIMS.

Baroosa locality witnessed zero poll percentage on April 9.

Several delegations from religious and separatist organisations including from Jamaati Islami, Jamiat Ahlihadees and Huriyat G visited the family of the youth for solidarity.

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