1992 Killings: Ajas observes shutdown

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A complete shutdown is being observed in Ajas area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district against civilian killings in 1992 by Border Security Forces.

Six civilians were killed by Border Security Forces, when during a crackdown in the area in 1992 on February 1st, the residents were forced to assemble in lawns of Old Jamia Masjid.

An eyewitness of that incident while narrating the incident said that people were assembled and tortured in the lawns of Old Jamia Masjid Ajas, after a crackdown.

“When the people resisted and protested against the inhumane behaviour, BSF fired upon them, killing six civilians on spot and injuring dozens others,” he said on basis of anonymity.

All business establishments, vehicular movement got effected in the area due to the shutdown.

The people killed in the BSF firing were identified as Abdul Rashid Ganaie (Driver), Mohammad Maqbool Rather (Student), Abdul Rahim Rather (Labor), Mohammad Sultan Lone(Labor), Wali Rehman Khan(Govt.Employee) and another civilian.

Pertinently,even after 25 years after the killings, Wali Mohammad Khan’s dead body is still not given back to victims’ family.