Sopore: A complete shutdown is being observed on Wednesday in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district to mark the 28th anniversary of 1993 Sopore Massacre.
On January 6, 1993, BSF men fired indiscriminately in Sopore market and set ablaze shops and houses, charring civilians to death.
At least 57 civilians were killed and property worth crores was gutted in the massive blaze on this day in 1993.
Reports said that residents of the town offered congregational Fateha in local Masjids while civil society members and trade bodies of Sopore gathered at martyrs graveyard to offer special prayers for the massacre victims.
Shops and other business establishments remained closed while as thin traffic movement was witnessed on the roads. (KNO)