One person was killed in alleged firing by security forces against protesters in Chadoora area of Kashmir, state police said. A youth, identified as Muhammad Maqbool Wagay of Chadoora, sustained a bullet injury in his chest and died on the way to a hospital. At least a dozen protesters were injured in clashes with security forces in the Valley.
In a report detailing the “ground realities” in Jammu-Kashmir, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday that so far 44 were killed in the violence that began after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The report said two police personnel and 42 civilians were killed during the violence and 2656 civilians and 3783 security personnel were injured. The Centre also mentioned that 28 government establishments were set ablaze and 49 such establishments were damaged during curfew in 10 out of the 22 districts in the state.
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud that the number of violent incidents have come down since July 9. “Compared to 201 incidents on July 9, 2016, only 11 incidents were witnessed as on August 3, 2016,” Kumar told the apex court bench.