August 26, 2016 9:04:59 pm
In the ongoing Kashmir unrest, a youth was killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces in Pulwama district, raising the death toll to 69.
“One youth identified as 18-year-old Shakeel Ahmad Ganai was brought to district hospital Pulwama with pellet injuries in his chest. He was declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctors,” a police official said.
He said Ganai and several other persons were injured in the action by security forces against protestors at Nikas Arbal in Rajpora area of the district on Friday afternoon.
With this death, the toll in the ongoing unrest, which broke out a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter on July 8, has reached to 69.
Curfew was on Friday extended to several areas of Kashmir to foil a planned march by separatists to Eidgah in old city area as normal life continued to remain paralysed for the 49th consecutive day in the Valley in the wake of violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani last month.
“Curfew has been extended to entire Srinagar district, Pulwama district and south Kashmir towns of Shopian and Anantnag,” a police official said.
He said north Kashmir towns of Baramulla, Pattan and Handwara were also placed under curfew while restrictions on assembly of people were in force in rest of the Valley. The curfew was extended to thwart a march planned by separatist groups of Eidgah ground in Old city this afternoon after Friday prayers.
Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed for the 49th consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist sponsored strike. Shops, private offices, educational institutions and petrol pumps remained closed while public transport continued to be off roads.
with PTI inputs
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