4 more gunned down in Kashmir ferment, death toll climbs to 64

Unease continues to fester in Kashmir as the state witnessed curfew for the 39th consecutive day. (Representational photo) Photograph:( Getty )

ANI Srinagar Aug 16, 2016, 07.26 AM (IST)
At least four protesters were killed amid firing by India's security forces in central Kashmir`s Budgam district today morning.

As per reports, the incident took place when the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel opened fire on the group of protesters who pelted stones at them at Aripanthan area of the district in northern India. 

Several others are also reported to have sustained injuries. With this, the death toll in the valley following Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani`s killing has reached 64.

Curfew and separatist shutdown continued in Kashmir today for the 39th consecutive day. All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since July 9, a day after Wani was killed.

However, banks, post offices, and government offices have been functioning during this period. Several thousand people have been injured in the clashes that began on July 9.