Ganderbal, Apr 3: Kangan town of North Kashmir’s Ganderbal district observed a complete shutdown on Tuesday to mark the first death anniversary of a local youth killed in government forces action last year on this day.
On 3 April last year a 23-year-old Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather, a resident of Kangan was a killed in alleged forces action.
Rather was killed when government forces had opened fire to disperse protestors in the area.
Reports said that all the shops and business establishments remained shut while transport always remained off the roads.
Eyewitnesses told news agency CNS that a large number of people visited the house of Gowhar Ahmed to participate in the collective prayers for the victim.
The family members reiterated their demand for a fair probe to bring the culprits to justice