Pattan Shuts to Remember Massacre Victims



On the 25th anniversary of massacre, a complete shutdown was observed in North Kashmir’s Pattan town to remember the victims which were allegedly killed by Indian Army on the fateful day of 1August in year 1990.

At least 12 people including two cops were killed in Pattan market and 82 were injured while scores of houses according to eyewitnesses were torched to ashes by Army personnel when they opened fire on civilians and sprinkled gun powder on structures.

The incident occurred after Army allegedly mistook bursting of tyre as militant attack.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that all the shops and commercial establishments were closed in the town while public transport was also off the roads. The call for shutdown was given by Syed Ali Geelani led Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.

Meanwhile, scores of people including resistance leaders offered Fateha Khawani for the victims at martyrs’ graveyard in the town and vowed to carry forward the mission of martyrs to its logical end.

A peaceful march was organized by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat from Jamia Masjid Pattan that culminated peacefully at Martyrs Grave Yard.

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