Violence continues to rattle Kashmir: Death toll reaches 63, over 7,000 civilians injured

Two more civilians, on Tuesday, were killed in central Kashmir's Budgam district when CRPF personnel opened fire on a group of protesters in Aripanthan area of Beerwah.

FP Staff August 16, 2016 22:15:57 IST
Two more civilians, on Tuesday, were killed in central Kashmir's Budgam district when CRPF personnel opened fire on a group of protesters in Aripanthan area of Beerwah. An unidentified family member of a killed civilian cries during a joint funeral of the slain four civilians. AP
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Two more civilians, on Tuesday, were killed in central Kashmir's Budgam district when CRPF personnel opened fire on a group of protesters in Aripanthan area of Beerwah. An unidentified family member of a killed civilian cries during a joint funeral of the slain four civilians. AP
Witnesses said a CRPF party was on way near Aripanthan when it faced a group of people who were protesting against excesses. AP
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Witnesses said a CRPF party was on way near Aripanthan when it faced a group of people who were protesting against excesses. AP
Clashes, encounters, and slogans continued on 38th and now will continue on 39th day as Kashmir continues to reel under a strict curfew. Over 80 people were injured on Sunday, some with pellets, in forces’ action on pro-freedom protesters. AP
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Clashes, encounters, and slogans continued on 38th and now will continue on 39th day as Kashmir continues to reel under a strict curfew. Over 80 people were injured on Sunday, some with pellets, in forces’ action on pro-freedom protesters. AP
Kashmiri villagers watch a joint funeral of the four civilians at Aripanthan village. Separatists have already extended their protest shutdown to 18 August. All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since 9 July, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed. AP
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Kashmiri villagers watch a joint funeral of the four civilians at Aripanthan village. Separatists have already extended their protest shutdown to 18 August. All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since 9 July, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed. AP
Kashmiris offer prayers during joint funeral on Tuesday. On Sunday, a CRPF commanding officer, Promod Kumar, died fighting militants in old town of Srinagar. They had attacked a CRPF post and injured nine soldiers and a policeman, before getting killed in Nowhatta area of downtown Srinagar. He too, unfortunately, become a number on a day, when the rest of the country was celebrating its 70th Independence Day. AP
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Kashmiris offer prayers during joint funeral on Tuesday. On Sunday, a CRPF commanding officer, Promod Kumar, died fighting militants in old town of Srinagar. They had attacked a CRPF post and injured nine soldiers and a policeman, before getting killed in Nowhatta area of downtown Srinagar. He too, unfortunately, become a number on a day, when the rest of the country was celebrating its 70th Independence Day. AP
Kashmiris shout pro-freedom slogans during the joint funeral at Aripanthan village in Srinagar. AP
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Kashmiris shout pro-freedom slogans during the joint funeral at Aripanthan village in Srinagar. AP
Family members of Yasir said that he was killed in target fire by police, as there were no protests in the area. They said that he was killed on the spot and two other youth sustained injuries in police firing. AP
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Family members of Yasir said that he was killed in target fire by police, as there were no protests in the area. They said that he was killed on the spot and two other youth sustained injuries in police firing. AP
A masked Kashmiri youth shows empty bullet cartridges allegedly fired by government forces at the four civilians at Aripanthan village in Srinagar. More than 7,000 civilians have also been injured in action by government forces hundreds of them have lost eyesight and others maimed for life due to firearm injuries. AP
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A masked Kashmiri youth shows empty bullet cartridges allegedly fired by government forces at the four civilians at Aripanthan village in Srinagar. More than 7,000 civilians have also been injured in action by government forces hundreds of them have lost eyesight and others maimed for life due to firearm injuries. AP