SRINAGAR: Two more Kashmiris lost their lives in the violence perpetrated by the Indian security forces, bringing the death toll of the martyred in the occupied valley to 91 on Tuesday.
In Islamabad district of the Indian-held valley, 20-year-old student Naseer Ahmad died due to firing and above 150 people were injured.
Another student, 17-year-old Musaib Majeed who was wounded in Indian forces firing on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries today.
The Indian authorities’ curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the occupied valley entered into the 60th consecutive day. Protesters often defy the restrictions and stage pro-freedom rallies and protests in many areas of the occupied valley.
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said on Monday police and troops would use chilli-based shells instead of ones filled with birdshot to quell the unrest after hundreds of civilians lost their eyesight and sustained serious eye injuries in the clashes.
In wake of the events, the Huriyat leaders have extended the ongoing strike till September 16 in Occupied Kashmir.
The leaders announced Azadi March, sit-ins, protest conventions, and martyrs’ march from September 9 in the valley.
On Sept 13 (first day of Eidul Azha), to bring attention to the plight of Kashmiris and violation of fundamental Human Rights, Kashmiris will begin Azadi march up to the United Nations’ office in the occupied area.
During the clashes that have been ongoing since over 50 days, 91 Kashmiris have fallen victim to Indian atrocities. More than 11,000 have been injured in the violence that escalated after Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani was martyred by Indian forces on July 8.