Kashmir marks ANNIVERSARYmassacre

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October 22 occupies a prominent place in Kashmir's chequered history. On this day, twenty years ago, more than 40 unarmed civilians were mowed down by Indian forces in south Kashmir's Bij-behara town. they were part of a protest demonstration against the siege of Kashmir's revered Hazratbal shrine by Indian army. The incident is remembered as one of the worst massacres in the history of the disputed Himalayan region and the gruesome memories ofit continues to haunt the locals till today.

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