Kangan shuts for second day against youth’s killing

Kangan shuts for second day against youth’s killing
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KANGAN: A shutdown was observed in Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on second consecutive day against the killing of a local youth.
Twenty-two-year-old Amir Ahmad Lone had been injured in clashes between protestors and government forces on April 3 in Kangan. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning.
All shops and business establishments remained closed on Monday in protest, while transport plied normally.
The district administration had closed all the higher secondary schools and colleges in Ganderbal and Kangan town as a precautionary measure.
After receiving critical injuries in the clashes between government forces and protesters on April 3, near power house Kangan, Amir battled for life at SKIMS Soura for two weeks.
Earlier, another youth, Gowhar Ahmad Rather of Kangan, had received firearm injuries on April 2 and succumbed on April 3 triggering protests in the town.
Meanwhile, District Bar Association Ganderbal expressed grief and sorrow over the Amir’s death.