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Parts of Budgam shut to commemorate first death anniversary of 8 youth killed in Forces action

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Budgam, Apr 9, CNS: A spontaneous shutdown is being observed in parts of central Kashmir’s Budgam district against the civilian killings on this day last year when Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency went for polls.

All shops and other business establishments are closed in Chadoora, Charar-e-Sharief, Pakherpora, Dalwan and Rathsuna in Beerwah – the native areas of slain civilians. Public transport is off the roads.

Apprehending protests, the district administration last night ordered closure of all colleges and higher secondary schools in these areas.

Last year, Srinagar parliamentary seat that was won by National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah recorded only 7.1 per cent polling, a record low in the history of Kashmir Parliament elections.