26th Anniversary of Gaw Kadal Massacre: ‘Neither Any Probe Ordered, Nor Guilty Punished’



Portraits of those who fell to the barrage of bullets from CRPF 24 years ago.
Portraits of those who fell to the barrage of bullets from CRPF 26 years ago.

Paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of Gaw Kadal massacre on their 26th martyrdom anniversary, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) Monday said Gaw Kadal (Srinagar) was the first major massacre during Kashmir’s ongoing resistance movement when the “oppressor forces” opened fire at unarmed civilian protestors, martyring 52 among them.

The spokesman said that it is imperative upon the people of Kashmir to show commitment and steadfastness towards the movement in order to realize the mission of the martyrs. He said that 26 years had passed since the massacre, but neither had any probe been ordered into the massacre nor the guilty nabbed and punished.

Supporting the shutdown call in Gaw Kadal and its adjoining areas given by Peoples Political Party (PPP), a constituent of APHC, on January 21, 2016, on the 26th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal massacre, the spokesman said the call of PPP was justified because “this would serve as a mark of tribute to the mission of the martyrs and as a mark of protest against the oppressive forces besides sending a message to the international community to use their good offices for the resolution of Kashmir issue”.

He urged the people to make the call a success by keeping a complete shutdown in the areas of the strike call.


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