Kashmir death toll rises to 80

Funeral of Sayar Ahmad of Tukroo, Shopian, on August 10 | Photo: Vikar Syed / JandK Now

SRINAGAR: The death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley rose to 80 as a youth succumbed to his injuries on Sunday in Srinagar.

Javaid Ahmad Dar, 23, of Wadwan village in Budgam district who was injured in clashes between a protesting mob and security forces at Narbal near the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway on August 5, succumbed in a Srinagar hospital earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, protesters held a massive rally in Kulgam district shouting pro-Azadi slogans. Separatist called marches were also held in Qaimoh, Khudwani and Redwani towns.

Over 80 people were injured in clashes on Sunday in Pulwama district’s Karimabad village.

Kashmir remained shut for the 65th day with authorities deploying security personnel in Srinagar and other places in the Valley to maintain law and order on Sunday.

However, there was no officially-declared curfew anywhere in the Valley. Around 11,500 have been injured since July 9.