Budgam: A shutdown was observed in Beerwah and adjoining villages on Saturday to commemorate the first death of a local tailor, Tanver Ahmad Wani, who was killed in army firing a year ago.
Shops, business establishments, and colleges remained closed while as transport was also off the roads.
Local sources said that the scores of people visited the graveyard and home of the slain man to offer prayers, and express solidarity with the family.
Tanveer was killed on July 21, 2017, when armymen opened fire in Beerwah market after, according to locals, some kids burst a cracker.
“Within no time, the patrol – consisting of eight to ten men – ran amok and started beating people and fired some bullets also,” locals said.
Tanveer, a tailor by profession, had died on spot.
Following the incident, a case was registered by Police Station Beerwah. However, the family members alleged that there has been no progress in the case till date.
“Justice has been delayed although one year passed by,” the family said.