BHADARWAH: A complete shutdown was observed in Bhadarwah district of Chenab Valley on Saturday against the killing of civilians by the government forces in 1990. The call for shutdown was forwarded by President Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah, Pervez Ahmed Sheikh. Reports said that all the shops and other businesses establishments owned by the Muslim community remained closed to mourn the killings of three civilians on this day in 1990 at Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah.
Three civilians were killed and dozens others injured on this day in 1990 in the indiscriminate firing allegedly by paramilitary forces and some religious fanatics. “This is the darkest day in the history of Bhadarwah as on this particular day in 1990 peaceful protesters were fired upon by the forces and some religious fanatics killing several innocent people at Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah. We can never forget those innocent people who sacrifice their lives on this day,” he said.