Doda Shuts Over Valley Killings

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Doda: To lodge their protest against innocent civilian killings in Kashmir Valley and to express their solidarity with them, a complete shutdown was observed in Doda town of Chenab Valley and others parts of the district on Wednesday.

As per reports, the shutdown call cum announcement was given from Jamia Masjid Doda which was observed by both the communities for whole day.

The bandh call was supported by various social and religious organizations of the region.

The shutdown affected normal life as majority of the shops and business establishments remained closed with thin traffic on the roads while the government schools and college witnessed low attendance.

In this connection, elaborate security arrangements were made by Doda Police to avoid any untoward incident.

During the shutdown, majority areas of the Doda region including Bus Stand Bharath Road, Nehru Chowk, Jamia Masjid Chowk, Bun Doda, Anwar Abad, Farid Abad area and other areas witnessed a deserted look and people preferred to remain indoors besides some of the major adjoining areas of Doda region also observed complete shutdown as a mark of protest against the innocent killings in Kashmir Valley. (KNS)

Protests in Rajouri

Students of Govt Post Graduate College, Rajouri Wednesday staged a protest against the killings of civilians in Kashmir valley on April 9.

The students were shouting slogans against state government and other slogans like ‘Sab naaro’n pe ek bhari, humara haq Raishumaari’.

The agitating students flayed New Delhi and the state government in J&K who are silently watching the killings and ‘destruction’.

Speaking during the protest, Chowdhary Bilal Ahmed said, “Kashmir is a globally acknowledged dispute between India-Pakistan and for its permanent settlement New Delhi has adopted non serious attitude.”

Terming the recent killings as ‘worst kind of state terrorism’, Saqib Malik, another protester said, “We stand with our state counterparts in valley who are subjugated to worse kind of oppression.”

Another protestor, Aquib Wani urged upon world community and UN to take notice of Human Rights violations in Kashmir for the restoration of permanent peace and prosperity.

The protestors expressed sympathy with the families of civilians killed, injured and jailed.

However, the protesters later dispersed peacefully. (KNS)

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