Situation in valley grim as death toll touches 38 amid curfew

Srinagar, July 14: An injured youth died in a hospital here on Thursday, taking the death toll to 38 in the current bout of violence that has rocked the Kashmir Valley after the death of a local militant commander last week.

Kashmir Curfew

The deceased was identified as Irshad Ahmed Dar of south Kashmir – the worst hit region in the days of street violence, the deadliest the Valley has seen in years.

Dar succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar where he was admitted two days ago. He had received bullet injuries during a clash with police in his village in Kulgam district, some 60 km from here.

Police said there were no reports of fresh clashes on Thursday as the valley appeared calm amid continuous curfew and a shutdown called by separatists.

All exams scheduled up to July 17 have been postponed and authorities said fresh dates would be announced later.

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