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Kupwara shuts to remember victims of 1994 massacre

Srinagar, January 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, today, to remember the martyrs of a deadly massacre carried out by Indian troops in 1994.

Call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by the trade bodies of the town. All shops and other business establishments in the district remained closed while transport was off the road in the town and its adjoining areas.

Indian troops had mercilessly killed twenty-seven innocent Kashmiris on this day in 1994 to punish the people for observing shutdown on Indian Republic Day, the 26th January, in the town.

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Kashmir Media Service
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