Life remain paralyzed as curfew enters 50th day in IHK

27 Aug, 2016 2:14 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Curfew and restrictions continued for the 50th day across Kashmir on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 70 in the ongoing unrest.

The body of a youth who had jumped into the Jhelum river at Sangam in Anantnag district to escape from the government forces was fished out on Saturday morning.

A large number of mourners have now blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway squatting on the highway with his body.

With the month-long unrest showing no signs of ending, local authorities have warned people against venturing out in the night and have also instructed shops and businesses to remain shut.

Previously, in occupied Kashmir, six civilians including a boy were killed and several others injured due to the firing of Indian forces on peaceful protesters in Srinagar, Budgam and Islamabad districts.

Five protesters were killed after security forces fired on protesters in Beerwah area of Budgam district. Another youth from Anantnag district of South Kashmir died during clashes with the security forces today. Dozens of people have been injured in the protests.

With these killings, the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada has risen to 80 in the past 39 days. The intifada was triggered by the extra-judicial killing of the top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani, on July 8, this year.

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