Youth killed in Kashmir in conflicts amongst dissidents and security forces in Qazigund territory of South Kashmir taking the loss of life in the continuous turmoil to 71 even as check in time proceeded in parts of Srinagar in perspective of the separatists’ call for possessing Lal Chowk and Airport Road here.
Curfew-like restrictions stayed in power in rest of Kashmir even as would be expected life stayed incapacitated for the 57th day.The 24-year-old Basit Ahmed Ahanger was brought to the district hospital in Anantnag in Srinagar with pellet injuries sustained during clashes, a police official said, adding he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
“Curfew remains in force in five police station areas of downtown Srinagar and Batamaloo and Maisuma areas in uptown city,” a police official said.
He said curfew in these areas of the summer capital continued as a precautionary measure in view of the call given by separatists asking people to occupy Airport Road, city centre Lal Chowk and district headquarters on Saturday and Sunday to protest the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh-led all-party delegation to the Valley.
However, the official said, curfew has been lifted from the towns where it was imposed on Friday. Curfew has been lifted from other areas of the Valley in view of the improving situation, the official said.
In the interim, ordinary life stayed influenced because of the separatist supported strike on 57th day as instructive establishments and private workplaces were shut, while open transport kept on being off the streets.
The separatists have broadened the shutdown program till September 8.
Two police faculty are among those killed while a few thousand others have been harmed in the conflicts amongst dissidents and security powers in the Valley since Hizbul Mujahideen activist Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8.