In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Beerwah town and its adjoining areas in Budgam district, today, to protest against the killing of a youth in Indian army’s firing.

The youth, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, a young tailor, was shot dead by Army personnel during protests in Beerwah town, yesterday.

All shops and other business establishments remained closed in the town to mourn the killing of the youth.

The occupation authorities had imposed strict restrictions and sealed all entry and exit points of Beerwah town to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killing.

Complete strike was also observed in Bijbehara – the home town of puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba mufti – against the desecration of a mosque and other atrocities by Indian forces.

The forces’ personnel had damaged windowpanes of Shahi Masjid in the area, last evening.

Meanwhile, senior resistance leaders including

In their statements in Srinagar strongly denounced the cold-blooded murder of Tanveer Ahmed in Beerwah.

They deplored that India had given a free hand to its troops and police personnel who were carrying out Kashmiris’ genocide in a planned manner to suppress their ongoing freedom movement.

On the other hand, eight Kashmiri policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured after Indian Army personnel thrashed them in Ganderbal district.

Reports said that more than thirty army soldiers barged into police station Gund, beat up the policemen on duty and ransacked the property of the police station, late last night.

The incident triggered widespread anger and resentment amongst the police personnel.