SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown was observed in Kupwara town, today, to remember the victims of a deadly massacre carried out by Indian troops in 1994.
Call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and other business establishments were closed in the town while traffic was off the road.
Meanwhile, groups of people in the morning reached the local martyrs graveyard and offered special prayers for the victims of the massacre and all other Kashmiri martyrs.
Indian troops had mercilessly killed twenty-seven innocent Kashmiris on this day in 1994 to punish the people for observing shutdown on Indian Republic Day, the 26th January, in the town.