Maisuma shuts against police action

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A complete shutdown was observed on Saturday in Maisuma – popularly known as Kashmir’s Gaza strip, and its adjacent areas in the summer capital Srinagar against the alleged police excesses. The call for shutdown was given by the traders’ bodies of the area.

All the shops in Gawkadal, Madina Chowk and Red Cross Road remained closed while authorities had deployed large contingent of police and paramilitary forces to thwart any kind of protest.

Traders Association Gawkadal had alleged police of desecrating Islamic books and also damaging the merchandises of shopkeepers following the protest in the area against the Israeli airstrikes on the civilians of Gaza.

“Some policemen thrashed people who were offering Friday prayers on road while others ransacked the shops. They also entered into a bookshop and desecrated the Islamic books,” claimed the traders.

The president of Traders Association, Sajad Gul, told CNS that Saturday’s shutdown was against the police atrocities and an appeal to the police authorities to fix responsibility on the accused police personnel and initiate action against them. (CNS)


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