Pampore shuts on Sheikh Aziz’s Anniversary

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Pampore town observed a complete shutdown on Monday to commemorate the sixth death anniversary of J&K Peoples League late chairperson Shiekh Abdul Aziz.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that all the shops, business establishments and schools remained closed in the Saffron town, while there was partial movement of traffic on the roads.

Large contingent of police and Para-military troopers had been deployed to thwart possible protest march. Reports said that police had sealed some important points, however, people were allowed to visit the residence of slain leader and according to reports hundreds of people visited ‘Martyrs Grave yard’ located at Drangabal Pampore to offer tribute to the deceased.

 Shiekh Abdul Aziz who hailed from Pampore was killed on August 11, 2008, at Tchal Uri when he was leading a procession towards Pakistan administered Kashmir to protest against the ‘economic blockade’ of Valley by rightwing Hindu activists in Jammu.

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