Kangan shuts on second straight day to mourn Amir’s killing


Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Kangan town of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district for the second consecutive day today to mourn the killing of a 21-Year-old youth from Chattergul on Sunday.

Amir Hamid Lone (22) son of Abdul Hamid Lone, a resident of Chattergul Kangan was critically injured in Kangan clashes which erupted soon after the news about the passing away of another youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather at SKIMS spread in the area.

Amir battled for life more than 12 days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of SKIMS Soura. had received injuries on his head during forces action at Kangan on April 3, he succumbed at SKIMS, Soura on Sunday.

Reports said that all the shops, other business establishments, and educational institutions are shut while traffic is off the roads.

The contingents of forces have been deployed at sensitive locations in the town as a “precautionary measure” to avoid any untoward incident.