Central Kashmir areas shut to remember youth allegedly killed by army a year ago  

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Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in central Kashmir’s Beerwah and its adjoining villages of Budgam district on Saturday to remember Tailor- Tanver Ahmad Wani on his first death anniversary, who was killed in alleged army firing last year.

All shops, business establishments, college, are closed while as transport is also off the roads, local sources said.

Witnesses said that the people in folks are visiting the graveyard and home of the slain tailor to offer prayers and express solidarity with the family.

Pertinently Tanver was killed on the same day last year when army personnel opened fire in the main market Beerwah.

According to locals army soldiers resorted to firing after some kids burst a cracker, which made a loud noise. “Within no time, the patrol – consisting of eight to ten soldiers – ran amok and started beating people and fired many shots also,” locals recalled. They said “Tanver was hit by army bullets and died on spot.”

A case was registered in this regard by police however family alleged that “justice has been delayed”.