Youth killed in Fresh Clashes after curfew lifted
Srinagar, August 31: A youth died during clashes with the security forces in Nadihal village of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Danish Manzoor (28), resident of Nadihal.
A doctor at District Hospital Baramulla said that Danish succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Reports from Kashmiri media said that protesters came out on streets and clashes erupted in the area allegedly after government forces denied passage to the fruit-laden trucks in the area.
Police couldn’t be immediately reached for a comment while five people have reportedly been injured.
“Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. Restrictions preventing assembly of five or more persons under section 144 CrPc will remain in force,” a police official said in Srinagar.
After the security forces were removed from Nowhatta area of old Srinagar city on Wednesday morning, youths took to the roads.
Security forces were rushed back to quell the protests after which the protesters started pelting stones at them.
Similar clashes were witnessed in Tengpora area and north Kashmir’s Sopore town.
People were seen buying vegetables, milk, bread and other essentials of life on Wednesday morning from vendors and bakers in Srinagar city.
Private transport moved on uptown city roads, but main markets, public transport and educational institutions remained closed for 54th consecutive day.
The separatists have called for protest shutdown till Thursday through a weekly protest calendar which they have been issuing ever since the present unrest started here.
At least 71 people have been killed and over 11,000 injured in the ongoing violence that started here on July 9, a day after the killing of top militant, Burhan Wani.