People took to the streets after Indian troops launched a violent cordon and search operation in Dialgam area of the district.The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the demonstrators killing two civilians, Tariq Ahmed and Tahira Begum, and injuring many others.
Hospital sources confirmed the injuries and said one person was critically wounded in his head. The influential authorities cut off some mobile phone and internet services in the area following the shooting incident.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947 but both claim the territory in its entirety.
The conflict has increasingly drawn in civilians, many of whom oppose Indian rule. Clashes between government forces and civilians have worsened since the death last July of Burhan Wani.
India last month deployed two additional army battalions — about 2000 troops — to troubled regions in the southern Kashmir area.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily