Saturday, January 21, 2012


Srinagar, Jan 21 (Only Kashmir): Business and other activities were affected in parts of the Civil Lines in Srinagar today.
The strike call was given by PPP Chairman Er Hilal Ahmad War and was supported by Syed Ali Shah Geelani & Shabir Shah to remember 52 people who were killed allegedly after security forces opened fire to disperse separatist procession at Gaw Kadal near here on January 21, 1990.
Shops and business establishments in Maisuma, Gaw Kadal, Madina Chowk, Red Cross Road, Exchange Road and Haji Masjid remained closed.
PPP Chief Er Hilal War took out a procession in which hundreds of PPP supports took part in historical Maisuma Bazar. They were protesting against massacre and were Carrying banners reading as, “Punish the Killers of Gawkadal Massacre”, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. The youngsters were Chanting slogans in favour of (Azaadi) Freedom of Kashmir and against military occupation of India.
However, life was normal in nearby historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city, Badshah Chowk and Moulana Azad road with all shops functioning and traffic plying.
While paying the homage to Gawkadal Martyrs in the rally, Mr. War said, “The Gawkadal Massacre was a well thought plan of the then Home Ministry of India which was aimed at to pave the way for Kashmiri Pandit’s exodus from Kashmir”. It is pertinent to mention here that the conspiracy of Kashmiri Pandits exodus was hatched by the then Governor of J & K, Mr. Jagmohan in collaboration with Home Ministry of India. The Home Ministry of India was then headed by PDP Chief Patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayed who claims to be the well wisher of oppressed Kashmiris.
Additional security forces and state police personnel had been deployed in the area to prevent any law and order problem. However, some people made attempt to take out a procession from Maisuma, which was foiled by the police. (OK)


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