Kashmir: One killed, 14 injured in fresh protests

The toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, since June 11, rose to 97.

Srinagar: One person was killed and 14 others were injured on Saturday as security forces opened fire on stone-pelting protestors who had taken out a funeral procession defying the curfew in Anantnag town of south Kashmir.

With this, the toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, since June 11, rose to 97.

Thousands of residents of Nathpora in Khanabal and adjoining areas in Anantnag defied curfew after the body of a 10-year-old boy, who was missing since Monday, was recovered from river Jhelum, official sources said.

Officials said the protestors threw stones at the house of a mainstream politician and were trying to set it on fire when the security forces opened fire.

Maroof had jumped into river Jhelum on Monday when protestors were allegedly being chased by security men during violent clashes in the locality.

The sources said clashes in the area were continuing when the last reports came in.

Another youth, Fayaz Ahmad Naiko, who was injured in a stone-pelting incident on Tuesday at Boatman Colony in Bemina area of the city, succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Hospital at Soura.

The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which entered its 100th day today, has gone up to 97 even as curfew continued in the Valley for the sixth consecutive day.

There was no relaxation in the curfew, which was imposed in Srinagar city on Sunday following violence and incidents of arson on the day of Eid.

The curfew was extended to entire Valley the next day as the protests and violence spread to other parts of Kashmir.

A house of a policeman was set on fire by a mob late last night in Pinjoora village in Shopian district in south Kashmir. The incident took place after a youth was killed and
several others were injured by security forces last evening.

"In an incident of arson, the house of a policeman was set on fire in Pinjoora village of Shopian district," a police spokesman said.