Gaw Kadal massacre painful reminder of huge human cost Kashmiris pay under forcible control: Mirwaiz

Gaw Kadal massacre painful reminder of huge human cost Kashmiris pay under forcible control: Mirwaiz

Taking to twitter, Mirwaiz also condemned the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik and others for protesting on 29th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre.

Paying tributes to Gaw Kadal massacre victims, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday said the massacre was ‘another painful reminder of the huge human cost we pay living under forcible control.”

Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz also condemned the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik and others for protesting on 29th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre. 

“Today is the 29th anniversary of the brutal #GawkadalMassacre another painful reminder of the huge human cost we pay living under forcible control! Civilians protesting molestation of women by forces during a nocturnal raid encircled on the Gaw Kadal bridge, pumped bullets with impunity, killing over 53 people on spot and injuring more than 250 ! Strongly denounce arrest of Yasin sb, Hilal war and other activists for protesting this massacre,” Mirwaiz tweeted.

On January 21, 1990, at least 51 civilians were killed after CRPF troopers opened fire on a procession at Gaw Kadal in Srinagar, where people had gathered to protest the reported molestation of women by the forces’ personnel during a night raid in Chotta Bazar.

A complete shutdown is being observed in Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas to mark the massacre’s anniversary today.