1 dead, at least 40 injured in fresh clashes amid Indian home minister's two-day Kashmir visit

1 dead, at least 40 injured in fresh clashes amid Indian home minister's two-day Kashmir visit

Normal life remained paralysed in Kashmir Valley for the 47th consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike. Photograph: (Getty)

Srinagar Aug 25, 2016, 01.36 PM (IST)

At least one  person was killed and 40 others were injured in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces in southern part of northernmost Jammu and Kashmir amid Indian home minister Rajnath Singh's visit to the Valley.

With the youth's death, the toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley has climbed to 66.

"Aamir Bashir, who had pellet injuries in his chest, was brought to SMHS Hospital (government hospital in Srinagar) but the doctors declared him brought dead," a police officer said.

He said the youth was a resident of Pohu village in Pulwama district where fresh clashes erupted between protesters and security forces this morning.

The protest comes amid Rajnath Singh's invite to all those who believe in  "Kashmiriyat (ethos of Kashmiri culture), Insaniyat (humanity) and Jamhooriyat (democracy)", under Centre's outreach in the Valley.

Sixty six persons, including two cops, have been killed and several thousand others injured in the clashes that began on July 9, a day after Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district.

Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed in Kashmir Valley for the 47th consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist-sponsored strike.

Shops, private offices, educational institutions and petrol pumps remained closed while public transport continued to be off roads. Mobile internet also continued to remain suspended in the entire Valley, where the outgoing facility on prepaid mobiles remained barred.

(WION with inputs from DNA) 

 

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With the youth's death, the toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley has climbed to 66

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