Bhadarwah shuts against 1990 civilian killings

A complete shutdown is being observed in additional district of Bhadarwah on Saturday against the killing of civilians by the government forces in 1990.

All the shops and other businesses establishments owned by the Muslims remained closed to mourn the killings of three civilians on this day in 1990 at Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah.

Three civilians were killed and dozens others injured on this day in 1990 in the indiscriminate firing allegedly by paramilitary forces and some religious fanatics.

President Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah, Pervez Ahmed Sheikh, who had called for shutdown, said that 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 the forces and some religious fanatics killing several innocent people at Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah. We can never forget those innocent people who sacrifice their lives on this day,” he said.

As precautionary measure, extra security deployment was made in Bhadarwah town and its peripheral areas.