Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday to commemorate three youth killed in firing by the government forces last year.
Witnesses said that all shops and businesses establishments are closed in Chadoora town while public traffic is off the roads in major areas like Wathoora, Chadoora and Nagam.
Zahid Rashid Ganai son of Abdur Rashid of Chadoora, Amir Fayaz Waza, son of Fayaz Ahmad of Wathoora and Ishaq Ahmed Wani, son of Abdur Rashid of Wawoosa, Rangreth were killed after the government forces opened fire to disperse protesters near a gunfight site at Durbug place.
A militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, identified as Touseef Ahmad Wagay of Kulgam in south Kashmir was also killed in the fierce gunfight that lasted over ten hours.
The locals had alleged that forces fired directly on the protesters resulting in the killing of three unarmed youth.