Kashmir unrest: Curfew and shutdown continue for 39th consecutive day as death toll rises to 60

Srinagar: Curfew and separatist shutdown continued in Kashmir on Tuesday for the 39th consecutive day as the toll in the ongoing unrest rose to 60.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

A 20-year-old youth identified as Yaseer Ahmed of S.D.colony of Batmaloo locality in Srinagar was killed on Monday when a mob indulged in intense stone pelting.

Two other youths sustained bullet injuries.

Another youth identified as Ashfaq Ahmed who was injured in a stone pelting clash in the Tangmarg area of Baramulla district two weeks back, succumbed to his injuries on Monday evening taking the toll to 60. Over 4,000 people including security personnel and civilians have been injured in the unrest.

Police said curfew and restrictions will continue in all the 10 district headquarters of the Valley.

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.

However, banks, post offices, and government offices have been functioning during this period.


Updated Date: Aug 16, 2016 10:35 AM

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