Kashmir unrest: 13-year-old boy succumbs to injuries, death toll reaches 91

For the 13th consecutive Friday no congressional prayers were allowed inside the historic Jamia Masjid in old city's Nowhatta.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Updated: November 7, 2016 4:02 pm
kashmir, kashmir unrest, kashmir violence, kashmir curfew, burhan wani aftermath, kashmir curfew, india news, kashmir news Policemen takes cover behind an armored vehicle as protesters throw stones and bricks at him during a protest in Srinagar. (AP Photo)

A 13-year old Srinagar boy who sustained injures in clashes with security forces, succumbed to injuries on Saturday, taking the death toll to 91 in last three months of unrest. Junaid Ahmad Bhat a resident of Saidpora locality in Srinagar city was taken to to SKIMS (Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura on Friday after he sustained firearm injuries during clashes. “The boy has passed away today morning”, a police officer said. With Bhat’s death, 91 people have been killed in the ongoing cycle of violence that completed 91 days on Friday. The unrest started on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujhadeen commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with the security forces.

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Curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure for maintaining
law and order. “Curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of Srinagar city,” the official said here.

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For the 13th consecutive Friday no congressional prayers were allowed inside the historic Jamia Masjid in old city’s Nowhatta. Authorities also foiled the separatist march to the uptown Sonawar area where the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is located.

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Clashes also erupted in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, Shopian and north Kashmir’s Bandipor a districts in addition to some parts of Srinagar city after Friday prayers. All educational institutions, public transport and main markets have remained shut in the Valley. Train services between the Valley and Bannihal town in the Jammu region have also remained suspended during this period.

Curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city on Saturday. Normal life remained affected for the 92nd consecutive day in Kashmir following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

The unrest on Friday entered the fourth month as shops, business establishments, petrol pumps and educational institutions remained closed, while public transport continued to be off the roads. The roads across Srinagar city today wore a deserted look with security forces checking the handful of private vehicles seen on the roads.

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    Ikok
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:08 am
    Keep killing people because the neighbour
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      IslamForFools
      Oct 8, 2016 at 5:38 am
      900 poor humans died in Haiti due to Mathew storm, then who cares one jihadi stone pelting terrorist died in Kashmir. Good riddance
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        IslamForFools
        Oct 8, 2016 at 5:43 am
        I would say do more stone pelting so that more landas will be killed.
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          IslamForFools
          Oct 8, 2016 at 6:25 am
          Leftists are more dangerous for existence of non Muslims/ Hindus and only way to punish them is physically, they are so shameless that no words can ever hurt them.
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            Romik
            Oct 9, 2016 at 12:47 am
            Deepika stupid kids( encouraged by equally stupid parents/guardians) throw stones at armed personel; sometimes they get shot. There are instigators like Mein who is hiding in his in the ground. Go out and try this in any other country(they will be shot with real bulletts)
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              Saket
              Oct 8, 2016 at 6:32 am
              Why is a 13 yr old throwing stones. Does he understand. Or he is just a cannon fodder for the shameless fanatics.
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                Kapil
                Oct 8, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                I just wanted to know what exactly was a 13 year old kid doing in front of an army ... these stani terrorists are putting these women and kids as shields... they don't have the guts to face the Indian army...
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                  Srinidhi
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 4:47 am
                  Stop lectures first you see what you have done to Kashmiri pandits.lt;br/gt;Thank lt;br/gt;Srinidhi
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