Curfew lifted in Kashmir; youth dies in fresh clashes

SRINAGAR: A youth was killed in fresh clashes between security forces and protesters in Kashmir on Wednesday after authorities lifted curfew in the entire Valley.

Curfew lifted in Kashmir; youth dies in fresh clashes

Security forces personnel outside the closed shops after a clash with protesters in Srinagar on Tuesday. PTI photo

Srinagar, August 31

A youth was killed in fresh clashes between security forces and protesters in Kashmir on Wednesday after authorities lifted curfew in the entire Valley.

A youth was killed in clashes between security forces and protesters in Kashmir’s Sopore, a police official said.

 “Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. Restrictions preventing the assembly of five or more persons under Section 144 CrPc will remain in force,” a police official said.

After the security forces were removed from Nowhatta area of old Srinagar city on Wednesday morning, youths took to the roads.

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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 persons 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. — Agencies

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