Central Kashmir part shuts to remember 4 civilians killed in 2016

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Srinagar: In order to remember the civilians who were killed at the hands of government forces on this day in 2016, a complete shutdown is being observed in Aripanthan town of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday, sources said.

Four civilians, Mohammed Ashraf Wani, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Javaid Ahmad Sheikh and Javaid Ahmad Najar were killed while as half a dozen civilians were injured after forces opened fire on protesters on August 16, 2016, local sources said alleging “forces action was unprovoked and unjustified”.

All shops, business establishments and school are closed in the town however traffic was plying.

Meanwhile people have thronged to the homes of the slain to offer their sympathy with them.