To commemorate the 24th death anniversary of South Kashmir Mirwaiz, Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad, Islamabad district observed complete shutdown on Tuesday.
Business establishments, shops remained closed while some private vehicles plied on the roads. A heavy contingent of police and paramilitary forces were deployed in the town.
Founder of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Nisar rose to fame when he slaughtered sheep in Islamabad’s Lal Chowk during Governor Jagmohan’s first stint in J&K. Jagmohan had banned sale and consumption of meat on Janamashthami.
He was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Bona Dialgam village some five kilometres from town, on this day in 1994.
Meanwhile, his son and current Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Yasir In a press statement yesterday, said that a rally will be taken out today to commemorate the anniversary from Jamia Masjid, Islamabad at 1:30 pm.