Complete shutdown in Srinagar today

Complete shutdown in Srinagar today

In occupied Kashmir , complete shutdown will be observed in Srinagar, today, to mark the anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre.     

Call for the shutdown has been given by Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

More than 50 innocent people were killed in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on 21st January in 1990, when Indian forces had resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against molestation of several women by troops.

The JRL in a statement, issued in Srinagar, termed the massacres carried out by Indian troops at Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara in the month of January in 1990s as a reminder of Indian illegal occupation and oppression in the occupied territory.