Bhaderwah killing: Imam Jamia Kishtwar announces shutdown today

To denounce the killing of a 50-year-old man by some unidentified persons in Bhaderwah town of Doda district, chairman of Kishtwar Majlis-e-Shora Committee and Imam Jamia Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo on Friday announced a shutdown in the town on Saturday.

Giving the call for shutdown during Friday prayers, Kitchloo appealed all business associations, schools, transport bodies and others to observe complete shutdown in the town.

“The killing of innocent person in Bhaderwah is highly condemnable. This (murder) was an act against humanity, peace, unity and brotherhood in the region.  I appeal all to unite against such incidents by observing the peaceful shutdown in the town tomorrow,” the Imam Jamia Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo said on Friday.  

He observed that there was a need to remain united when “cowards” are trying to create wedge between the people on communal basis.

Pertinently, a 50-year-old man, Nayeem Shah, a resident of Mohalla Qilla, Bhaderwah was murdered by some unidentified persons on Thursday morning resulting his death on the spot.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the law and detained some suspects to investigate the killing of the middle-aged man.