In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on Wednesday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of the brutal massacres by Indian troops in the territory.

Fifty civilians were killed and over one hundred people wounded when Indian troops fired upon a peaceful rally in Gaw Kadal in 1990.

A big procession led by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was taken out from Maisuma to Basant Bagh Chowk in Srinagar.

Addressing the participants, Muhammad Yasin Malik paid tributes to the martyrs and said that their sacrifices would be safeguarded at all costs.

He reiterated that no one would be allowed to change the demography of the territory and turn Muslims into a minority.

Hurriyat leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir, Imtiyaz Reshi and Ruqaya Malik at another protest demonstration in Srinagar reiterated the Kashmiris’ commitment to carry forward the mission of Kashmiri liberation martyrs till its logical conclusion.

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