Deadline set to shift Gagren camp, Shopian people called off shutdown

KL Report


Setting a deadline for shifting the Gagren CRPF camp, the people of South Kashmir town Shopian have decided to resume their routine business from Sunday, September 29.

The people of the town have threatened if the deadline was not met, the Gagren village will make a mass migration from the area on October 11.

The decision in this effect was made in a meeting held in a local mosque which was attended by the representatives of the local traders federation, Bar association, Shopian coordination committee, Shopian Majlis-e-Mashawarat, Truck owners association, Sumo association, Fruit growers association, Auqaf committee Jamia Masjid, Thekedar association, Nanwai association and the representatives of all other local socio religion institutions and organisations.

“It was also decided to observe complete shutdown on October 4, to press for the demand of shifting the camp to be followed by a peaceful sit in,” a local senior citizen who participated in the meeting informed Kashmir Life.

He added that complete shutdown will also be observed on October 7 and if the camp was not shifted by or before October 10, the whole Gagren village will migrate from the area on October 11.

Pertinently, Shopian remained shut on Saturday, for the 22nd consecutive day.

Five people were killed in two different firing incidents by the personnel of 14th battalion CRPF in the southern apple town on September 7 and 11.

Police claimed that one of the deceased was a LeT militant.

The town was under curfew till September 22 and since then the a continuous shutdown was on to press for their demand.

It is also worth mention that the local representatives were in touch with Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ai Geelani and a number of meetings took place between the people of south town and Geelani.

Sources said the Saturday meeting was attended by the representative of Geelani as well


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