Kashmir Unrest: Protest for 13-year-old dies in pellet firing by security forces, Toll rises 85

SRINAGAR: Tension gripped Srinagar on Saturday after a 13-year-old boy was killed in a firing by security forces, forcing authorities to impose curfew.

Kashmiri Muslim protesters Carry the body of 13 year old school boy Danish Sultan in Srinagar

Junaid Ahmad Bhat of Saidpora was grievously injuries after the security forces opened pellet fire on Friday. He was immediately rushed to Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Soura where he succumbed to his injuries early on Saturday morning.

Violent clashes erupted in parts of Srinagar after the news of his death spread in the area on Saturday. Youth clashed with forces which used tear smoke shells and lathi charge the disperse the mobs.

“Curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of Srinagar city,” the official said here. He said the police station areas where curfew has been imposed are Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma and Batamaloo.

Normal life remains affected in Kashmir since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

The unrest has claimed as many as 83 lives and left thousands injured in clashes between protestors and security forces.

The separatists had called for a march to the local UN office on Friday.

Some of the top separatist leaders and youths accused of inciting violence have been arrested by police over the past three months. Over 300 persons have been booked under the Public Safety Act.

(With inputs from dna correspondent Ishfaq-ul-Hassan and agencies)

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