Srinagar: A strict curfew and communication blockade remained in force Wednesday for the 12th consecutive day without any relaxation. The death toll of the civilians also continued to mount with one more civilian, 50 year old man from Kupwara, succumbed to his injuries at a Srinagar hospital in the morning taking the toll to 49.
Authorities appear to be in no mood to relax the curfew as more armed police and paramilitary soldiers were deployed across all towns and villages, including Srinagar on Wednesday observed as Black Day.
Besides, Old Srinagar city all the district of Valley reeled under curfew on Wednesday. Mobile telephony and mobile Internet services also remained shut while newspapers failed to hit stands for fifth day.
A police official said that at least three youth were wounded after Army men from 55 RR opened fire on protesters at Batnoor Lassipora area of Pulwama district. He said that protesters had blocked the road and when an army convey passed by they attacked that with stones. The injured have been shifted to hospital, he said.
An elderly man from North Kashmirs Lolab succumbed to his injuries at SMHS Srinagar. Identified as Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Mir son of Abdul Satar Mir, he was reportedly hit by bullet in Khumriyal area of Lolab valley in Kupwara district. He was 50. With his death the toll touched 49 (47 in street clashes and two by drowning during clashes and a policeman).
Reports said that people in South Kashmir organized number of protest marches against the killings of 3 civilians including two women Syeda Bano and Nelufar Akhtar by Army on Monday evening at highway township of Qazigund. Eyewitnesses said that people in processions from different hamlets including Kudigam, Mandhol, Banghal, Kund, Kelam, Habhlashi flocked to the houses of slain civilians in Cherut Chowgam to offer condolences. Amid pro-freedom slogans the protesters at Kudigam attacked a CRPF bunker with stones while in retaliation, the para-military troopers fired tear smoke-shells in defence.
Reports said that two youth Asif Ahmed Sheikh son of Abdul Rasheed Sheikh and Arafat Shafi son of Muhammad Shafi who had suffered pellet injuries on Tuesday evening were shifted to SKIMS Srinagar in critical condition. The duo and the another youth Wasik Farooq had been injured after CRPF used pellet guns to disperse protesters at Batapora Khanabal area of Anantnag district.
At Shilwat Sumbal area of Bandipora district, people took out a procession denouncing the civilian killings. People blocked roads and chanted pro-freedom slogans. Stone pelting incidents were reported from Delina Baramulla, Shempora Qazigund and Rajourikadal Srinagar.
UPDATED DEATH LIST
1) Ashraf Ahmad Dar of Halpora Kokernag
2) Shahid Hamid Margay of Larnoo Kokernag
3) Danish Ayoub Shah of Achabal
4) Sajjad Ahmad Thokar of Utroosa Achabal
5) Saqib Manzoor of Khundru Achabal
6) Aqib Manzoor of Khundru Achabal
7) Habibullah Malla of Brenti Achabal
8) Aamir Khan of Batapora Verinag
9) Mashooq Ahmad Rather of Kund Qazigund
10) Safeer Bhat of Sarigam Aishmuqam
11) Aijaz Thokur of Siligam Aishmuqam
12) Imtiyaz Mandoo of Nandpora Anantnag
13) Bilal Shah of Dooru Anantnag
14) Haseeb Ganai of Khanabal Anantnag
15) Mushtaq Dar of Ujroo, Dooru Anantnag
16) Javed Ahmad of Anantnag
17) Hilal Ahmad of Harnag, Anantnag
18) Showkat Ahmad of Hassanpora Bijbehara
19) Jahangir Ganai of Hassanpora Bijbehara
20) Abdul Majeed Mochi of Arwani Bijbehara
21) Zubair Khanday of Kolepora Qaimoh
22) Yasmina Rehman of Damhal Kulgam
23) Rashid Kumhar of Damhal, Kulgam
24) Feroz Mir of Begummilo Kulgam
25) Khursheed Mir of Harwat Kulgam
26) Javaid Ahmad Lone of Khudwani Kulgam
27) Mushtaq Ahmed Dar of Hawoora Mishpora Kulgam
28) Muzaffar Hussain Bhat of Kigam Shopian
29) Aazad Thokar of Pudsoo Shopian
30) Jahgangir Pandit of Trenz Shopian
31) Muneer Pandit of Trenz Shopian
32) Shahid Gulzar of Zainapora Shopian
33) Bilal Shan of Zawoora Shopian
34) Altaf Rather of Rajpora Pulwama
35) Irfan Malik of Warwan Pulwama
36) Fayaz Waza of Nikloora Pulwama
37) Zahoor Ahmad Mantoo of Kakapora Pulwama (Drowned)
38) Shabir Mir of Tengpora Bund Srinagar
39) Sheikh Zahoor of Warsoo Kupwara
40) Feroz Ahmad a Police SPO (killed in mob attack)
41) Irfan Maqsood Dar of Bugund Kulgam
42) Mushtaq Ahmad Ganaie, Khumrial Kupwara
43) Sayar Ahmad Kumhar, Chitragam, Shopian
44) Hilal Ahmad, Tengpora Srinagar
45)Showkat Ahmed Malik, Hutmulla Kupwara
46) Syeda Bano, Cheirut Qazigund
47) Showkat Ahmad Ittu, Cheirut Qazigund
48) Nelufar Akhtar, Chowgam Qazigund
49) Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Mir , Khumriyal Kupwara
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