Bandipora, Fab 01: To remember and Mark the 27th Death anniversary of Five Civilians killed allegedly by Border Security Forces (BSF) on ist February, a complete shutdown was observed in Ajas area of Bandipora District here in North Kashmir here on Friday.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed in the area, while as very thin traffic was played on roads to remember the killings of 5 civilians by Border Security Forces during crack down.
According to Local sources, Five civilians who were killed on that are, Abdul Rasheed Ganie (Driver), Mohammad Maqbool Rather (Student), Abdul Rahim Rather and Mohammad Sultan Lone ( Labourers) and wali Rehman khan (Employee).
Even after the 27 years, justice still eludes to the Families of victims who claimed that not a single BSF men taken to task by the authorities. Families of the victims decried delay in justice even passed 27 years. Families of the victim said that despite passing of 27 years, the accused BSF troopers are yet to be punished rather roaming freely.
Locals of Ajas said that it was Meharaje Alam when BSF troopers came and announced crackdown in the area on loudspeakers and asked people of the area to assemble in a local ground. However local people refused to assemble in the ground and instead assemble, they carried out a peaceful march and foiled their Crackdown attempt and BSF troopers left the area and then returned back and fired indiscriminately killing five civilians and injured dozens, they added.
One of the Family member of the Victim speaking said that, I still remember it like it was yesterday, How could I forget that day, he added.
Meanwhile People paid rich tributes to the martyrs and said that their sacrifices will always be remembered.