Pulwama Opens Today after 14 Days of Shutdown



Auqaf Committee and Traders Community from Pulwama have decided to call off the indefinite strike from Thursday after an hour long meeting with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir who according to them assured that they will be allowed to install ‘Martyrs Memorial’ in the coming week.

South Kashmir’s Pulwama district is all set to open for trade and other activities from Thursday after a deadlock of 14 days between locals and administration.

Pulwama district had been witnessing shutdown from the last two weeks after civil and police administration did not allow the locals to erect ‘Martyrs Memorial’ in the Shaheed Park of the town.

Reports said that the representatives from Auqaf Committee and Traders Federation Pulwama have a detailed meeting with the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asghar Samoon in Srinagar. “During the meeting Divisional Commissioner appealed the representatives to call off their strike. He assured them that administration will allow them to erect ‘Martyrs Memorial’ in coming week,” a privy to the meeting said.

Soon after the culmination of the meeting, Grand Imam Molvi Muhammad Akram Dar informed the people about the development and it was finally decided to call off the strike for a week. “We will again go for an indefinite strike if administration will not allow us to erect the Martyrs Memorial,” said a trade leader.

He added that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir requested them to bring “some changes in the design and shape of the hoarding”, which they agreed.  “We have decided to call off the strike and surely we are going to erect the ‘Martyrs Memorial’ in Shaheed Park. It has become a point of prestige now and we will erect it,” he said.

Despite repeated attempts, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asghar Samoon could not be contacted. (CNS)


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