Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Day 36: Another youth succumbs to bullet injury in curfew-bound Kashmir

Narada Desk | August 13, 2016 9:40 am Print
The youth, identified as Suhail Ahmad, succumbed to a bullet injury overnight, taking the death toll to 57 since violence gripped the Valley on July 9
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Curfew imposed by the authorities and separatist-called shutdown crippled Kashmir Valley for the 36th consecutive day on Saturday.

Along with trouble-torn towns of Sopore, Handwara, Trehgam, Awantipora and some others, the authorities continued curfew and restrictions at 10 district headquarters in the valley, senior police official said in Srinagar.

Restrictions were imposed in old Srinagar city falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations.

A youth, identified as Suhail Ahmad, succumbed to injuries in a hospital overnight, taking the death toll to 57 since violence gripped the Valley on July 9.

The youth was injured when a mob attacked the vehicle of an additional district magistrate at Lethpora in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway last week.

The security guard of the magistrate had fired to disperse the mob killing one person on the spot, while Suhail Ahmad had sustained a bullet injury in the head.

Both call facilities and mobile Internet services remained suspended in the Valley on Saturday.

Internet facility on mobile phones was suspended on July 9, a day after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight with security forces.

Call facilities were, however, available on post paid mobile phones provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Separatists have issued a fresh protest calendar extended the ongoing shutdown till August 18.

-IANS

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