A complete shutdown was observed Wednesday in Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Varmul district to mark the 28th anniversary of the victims of 1993 massacre carried out by India’s Border Security Force.
On January 6 in 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 prayers in local Mosques while civil society members and trade bodies gathered at martyrs graveyard to offer special prayers for the massacre victims.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed while as thin traffic movement was on the roads.