Locals Rename Chowk In Memory Of Youth Killed By BSF
On the fifth consecutive day on Friday the highway township Baroosa and adjoining areas continued to remain shut to mourn the killing of a local youth, Omar Farooq (25), by Border Security Force on April 9.
Locals assembled outside Jamia Masjid Baroosa after Friday prayers and marched up to main chowk where they staged sit-in for an hour.
A Hurriyat (G) leader after addressing prayer congregation in the Jamia Masjid lead the protest march.
“We demand probe in the matter, arrest of killers and punishment to the guilty,” the protesters said.
Other areas which observed shutdown include Tulamulla, Lar, Thooru, Dangerpora, Yangoora and Kurhama.
Locals at Baroosa announced that the Baroosa chowk is hereafter re-named as Omar Chowk. “We are soon going to install a signboard with photo and name of Omar Farooq,” a group of residents at Baroosa said.
Locals said that Omar Farooq of Baroosa was killed and two other youth received bullet injuries when a BSF party on election duty opened fire on protesters at Baroosa on April 9, the day when elections were conducted in central Kashmir.
Seven other youth were killed by security forces in Budgam district on the same day.