Kashmir youth succumbs to injuries, toll rises to 83
Muzaffar Ahmad Pandith was injured when he was hit by pellets during clashes between protestors and security forces at Chek-e-Kawoosa in Narbal area of Budgam district in second week of September, a police official said.
The youth was discharged from SMHS hospital after few days of treatment but was admitted to SKIMS hospital at Bemina some days ago due to severe infection.
Pandith was referred to SKIMS Hospital at Soura hospital where he died this morning, the official added.
With this, the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which broke out a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8, has risen to 83.
Meanwhile, curfew was on Saturday lifted from Srinagar as the situation improved in the city, but normal life remained suspended in the Valley due to the separatist-sponsored strike for the 85th consecutive day.
Curfew has been lifted from the areas of Srinagar where the curbs were in force on Friday and there is no curfew anywhere in Kashmir on Saturday, a police official said.
He said the curbs which were imposed earlier on the movement of people in some parts of the summer capital were lifted on Saturday morning in view of the improvement in the situation.
There was increased movement of private cars in and around the city centre here.
Authorities had on Friday imposed curfew in seven police station areas of the city in view of the occupy Lal Chowk call by the separatists, and apprehensions of violence after the Friday prayers.
However, the official said restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPc were in place throughout the Valley as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.