Shutdown in Kangan

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/16/2018 2:17:53 PM

Injured youth succumbs

SRINAGAR, Apr 15: A youth from Chattergul in Kangan, who was injured during clashes between protestors and security forces recently, succumbed to his injuries in SKIMS Soura today.
His death led to a spontaneous general strike in Kangan. Large number of people joined his funeral.
He was identified as 21 year old Aamir Hameed Lone. Aamir was admitted at SKIMS Soura on April 3 after getting seriously injured during the clashes. The clashed at that time erupted in the area after the killing of another youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather in police action.
A spontaneous shutdown was observed in Kangan area over the killing of Aamir.
Shops and other business establishments remained closed. Transport was off the roads.
People in large number visited his residence to offer their condolence.
Authorities apprehending protests had made heavy deployment of security forces in the area.
Thousands of people attended the funeral of Aamir.
Authorities suspended high speed internet in the area, while all entry and exit routes to the area were closed with forces personnel deployed in strength in the area to thwart civilian protests.



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