Youth succumbs to injuries, Toll in Kashmir rises to 91

Jammu, Oct 8, 2016: A 13-year-old Srinagar boy who sustained injuries in clashes with security personnel, succumbed to injuries on Saturday, taking the death toll to 91 in last three months of unrest.

Junaid Ahmad Bhat a resident of Saidpora locality in Srinagar city was taken to SKIMS (Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura) on Friday after he sustained firearm injuries during clashes.

A police officer said: “The boy has passed away today morning.”

With Bhat’s death, 91 people have been killed in the ongoing cycle of violence that completed 91 days on Friday.

The unrest erupted on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunbattle with the security forces.

For the 13th consecutive Friday, no congressional prayers were allowed inside the historic Jamia Masjid in old city’s Nowhatta.

Authorities also failed the separatist march to the uptown Sonawar area where the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is located.

Clashes also erupted in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, Shopian and north Kashmir’s Bandipur districts in addition to some parts of Srinagar city after Friday prayers.

All educational institutions, public transport, and main markets have remained shut in the Kashmir Valley.

 Wefornews Bureau

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