Kashmir violence: Death toll rises, curfew imposed

Written by: Samyuktha
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Srinagar, Aug 9: As the death toll in the Kashmir unrest continues to rise, curfew was imposed in Srinagar and restrictions have been put in place in south Kashmir towns fearing fresh outbreak of violence on Monday, Aug 9.

A 20-year-old youngster, who was injured in a firing last week, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, Aug 8 night taking total number of civilians killed in security force firing since Jun 11 to 50.

"Fida Nabi Lone, who had been injured in Shalteng outskirts of Srinagar city last week, when a violent mob defied curfew and attacked security forces, died in hospital during the night (Sunday)," a police officer said.

"Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar city to prevent violence. Restrictions have also been imposed in the south Kashmir towns of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kakpora and Kulgam while there are no restrictions in Shopian town.

"There are no restrictions in the north Kashmir towns of Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara," the officer added.

Besides the possibility of another eruption of violence over yet another civilian death, curfew and security arrangements came ahead of the protests and shutdown called for by the separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani as part of his 'Quit Kashmir' campaign.

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