On the eve of Shab-i-Qadar in 2010 unrest four youth were killed in cold bold in police firing in North Kashmir’s Palhalan area of Pattan town. People of the area amid undeclared curfew on Monday used public address system asking people to observe complete shutdown in the town against the killing of 4 youth by police in 2010 on Qadar eve.
Meanwhile, undeclared curfew continued for the consecutive second day on Monday. Authorities clamped undeclared curfew after overnight clashes on Sunday in which at least 16 persons including 10 policemen were injured.
Four persons had been killed and 12 others injured when police opened fire on protesters at Palhalan and Wussan in Pattan on the eve of Shab-e-Qadar in the year 2010. Those killed on that fateful day according to eyewitnesses were not part of the protests. One of them was busy in purchasing meat for his family at a butcher’s shop.
Recalling the blood bath, one of the residents of Palhalan told CNS that few protestors pelted stones on a passing police cavalcade which retaliated and directly fired upon the protestors killing three youth on spot.
The unfortunate youth were later on identified as Mudasir Ahmed Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah resident of Wusaan, Feroz Ahmed Malla son of Abdul Aziz Malla resident of Palhalan and Noor Mohammad Tantray son of Ghulam Nabi Tantray resident of Tantray Palhalan.
The word about the deaths brought hundreds of people from neighbouring villages to Pattan. They staged massive protests raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Police and CRPF again opened fire killing Muhammad Ramzan Mir, 45, son of Muhammad Sultan Mir of Wassan Khoi on the spot and inuring several others. Mir was a farmer.
Amid undeclared curfew people in Palhalan on Monday observed complete shutdown in remembrance of these four youth. Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla, Zubair Ahmed Khan told CNS that police has not restricted the movement of people but they used public address system asking people to observe shutdown against the killing of four youth in 2010 agitation. “There is no curfew. They can open shops and resume normal life, but they are observing shutdown against the killing of four youth in 2010 unrest,” he said.