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Srinagar traders’ protest marks Gawkadal incident anniversary

Traders in and around Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, on Tuesday observed a shutdown to mark the 24th anniversary of the Gawkadal incident.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2014 17:39 IST

Traders in and around Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, on Tuesday observed a shutdown to mark the 24th anniversary of the Gawkadal incident.


Business establishments were shut in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, Budshah Chowk, Maisuma, Red Cross, Regal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Amirakadal, Hari Singh High Street, Gawkadal, Koker Bazar and adjoining areas to protest the death of dozens of civilians on this day in 1990.

More than 20 people were killed when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops allegedly opened fire on a procession at the Gawkadal area of the city.