Kashmir violence: People defy curfew, 7 killed

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Violence in Kashmir valley
Srinagar, Aug 3: The valley continues to be on the boil as seven more civilian deaths were reported on Monday, Aug 2 with thousands of people defying the curfew imposed by state authorities.

Six civilians were killed in the police and CRPF firing as the security personnel tried to quell the mobs out on the streets to hold demonstrations at several places.

One of the seven deaths reported was that of a youngster who succumbed to the bullet injuries that he sustained in police firing a few days ago.

As many as 50 people were injured as protesters tried to set several government buildings on fire.

Curfew was broken at Kakapora, Pulwama, Budgam, Anantnag, Kulgam and Kupwara, where people tried to attack police as well as public property.

With seven more lives lost in the fresh violence that erupted in Kashmir since Friday, Jul 30 the total death toll has risen to 21.

With no end in sight to the violence in Kashmir, several central leaders raised concern over the situation in the state in Lok Sabha on Monday, Aug 2.

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