Chadoora shuts on Ist death anniversary of 3 youths

Srinagar, Mar 28: Chadoora town in the central Kashmir district of Budgam observed a complete shut down on Wednesday on the Ist death anniversary of three youths who were killed in security force firing on this day last year during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO).
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was also off the road in the town and adjoining areas Wednesday. Traffic on Srinagar-Charar-e-Shareif road through Chadoora was also suspended. Vehicles coming from Srinagar are being stopped at Kralpora. Work in government offices and banks was also affected due to strike, supported by local Bar Association and traders.
Educational institutions in the town and adjoining areas also remained closed as a precautionary measure.
Three youths Zahid Rashid, Qiesar Ganai and Ishfaq Ahmad Wani were killed and several others were injured when security forces opendd fire to disperse demonstrators who were moving towards an area where security forces were conducting CASO. A militant was also killed in the encounter.