Kashmiris are paying rich tribute to martyrs of Gaw Kadal massacre. In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed in Srinagar, today to mark the 29th anniversary of worst incident.
More than 50 innocent people were killed in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on 21st January in 1990, when Indian forces had resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against molestation of several women by troops, and it has been described by some authors as “the worst massacre in Kashmiri history” along with the Bijbehara Massacre in 1993. The massacre happened just a day after the Government of India appointed Jagmohan as the Governor for a second time in a bid to control the mass protests by Kashmiris.
In 2012, a complaint was filed by rights activist Ahsan Untoo before state human rights commission (SHRC) for enquiry into the incident. The enquiry team stated before SHRC that there have been “serious shortcomings in the investigation” of the case.
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17 August, 2019