Candlelight marches in Kashmir against killing of non-local workers

Srinagar: Candlelight marches were held at several places in Kashmir Valley on Thursday in protest against the killing of two young workers of Punjab.

On Wednesday evening, Amritpal Singh, 31, from Amritsar Punjab was shot dead by militants in the Shaheed Gunj area of Srinagar, and another of his colleagues, Rohit, 25, was wounded grievously . Rohit succumbed to his injuries at Srinagar’s tertiary care hospital this morning.

On Thursday as the evening approached, candlelight protests by groups of people were held in Anantnag, Kupwara, Baramulla and Budgam districts.

The protesters raised slogans against the killings of the non local workers in Kashmir.

The killings of non local workers has been widely condemned in Kashmir.

Earlier the day Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari said that people in Kashmir must stand up against the targeted killing and expose those involved in such acts.


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