Pattan bandhfor1990 victims

Pattan:  On the 25th anniversary of massacre, a complete shutdown was observed in North KashmirÂ’s Pattan town to remember the victims which were allegedly killed by army on the fateful day of 1August in year 1990.

At least 12 people including two cops were killed in Pattan market and 82 were injured while scores of houses according to eyewitnesses were torched to ashes by Army personnel when they opened fire on civilians and sprinkled gun powder on structures.

The incident occurred after Army allegedly mistook bursting of tyre as militant attack.

Eyewitnesses said that all the shops and commercial establishments were closed in the town while public transport was also off the roads. The call for shutdown was given by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.

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