Day 60: Youth die in fresh clashes in Valley, death toll soars to 73
Barely a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in New Delhi following the failed all-party delegation visit to violence-torn Kashmir, a youth was killed on Tuesday in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces in Anantnag district.
The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir reached 73, even as normal life remained disrupted for the 60th consecutive day.
The youth, Naseer Ahmad Mir, was killed in the security forces’ action to chase away a large number of protesters in Seer Hamdan area of south Kashmir and several other protesters, including a woman, were injured, official said.
According to media reports, the injured woman has been admitted to a nearby hospital in a critical condition. Late on Sunday, a youth was injured in a clash and succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Sringar. The victim, Musaib Nagoo, was injured in Sopore town of Baramulla district.
Life in the state continued to be affected badly by protests, clashes, and shutdown for the 60th straight day following violence in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.
Recently, curfew was lifted from entire Srinagar following improvement in the situation. However, normal activities remained affected due to a separatist sponsored strike and shutdown.