Kashmir unrest: Curfew continues as death toll rises to 49
Srinagar: Over three weeks after the banned Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen’s commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with the Indian Army, the death toll in the valley on Sunday rose to 49 as one the minor protesters, who was wounded in clashes, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Srinagar.
“17-year-old Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, who was injured in Sopore town of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, breathed his last at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) hospital,” a police local official told media persons.
In the wake of Dar’s demise, curfew continues in some parts of the valley while restrictions in the rest.
- The deceased had sustained critical injuries in clashes erupted a day after Wani’s killing.
- Five police station areas in the state capital have been put under curfew.
- It may be mentioned that the shutdown call in the valley has been extended by the separatist camp till August 5.