21 January 1990: A day of bloodshed in Kashmir’s Gaw Kadal

JK Bank

On 21 January 1990, a procession of civilians protesting against the raids by paramilitary forces were responded with bullets, killing over 50 on spot in Gaw Kadal area of Kashmir. This is the story of the day narrated by the eye-witnesses.

Produced by Sanna Irshad Mattoo


Camera by Bhat Burhan, Saide Zahoor, Sanna Irshad Mattoo

Edited by Vikar Syed and Asif Hamid


  1. Kashmiri pandits are living happily with muslim brothers in Kashmir.
    (Those who left the mother land don’t need anybody’s permission to return.)
    If you don’t know then come out of the saffron cave and see the true Kashmir.
    The Kashmir, where Muslims help constructing a temple. Oh sorry, you only watch the Sponsored Media and Vote-and-watch for the construction of Ram temple. Don’t be part of political agendas.