Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies

Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies

Shotguns fired by police at funeral of Kashmir protester

The two were rushed to SKIMS hospital, where Bhat later died.

Sanjay Sharma, CRPF spokesman at Srinagar, said the stone pelting mobs tried to lynch the second in command of the battalion when he was checking the deployment of the troops in Nowhatta area.

However, despite the agreement, protests took place outside the Jamia Masjid and its neighbouring areas after prayers on Friday. A separate case was also filed against unidentified men for attempted murder of the CRPF personnel in the vehicle at that time.

While locals and many human rights activists called the civilian deaths as a blatant use of force to quell protests, the J&K police have challenged the versions and stated that the security forces' vehicle was torched by the protestors which led to the civilian coming under the CRPF van.

Seven civilians were also injured at Aknoor, near the contested territory's border with Pakistan, in a barrage that claimed the lives of two Indian border officers.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, from the main opposition party in the region, criticised the current head of the state Mehbooba Mufti, whose People's Democratic Party is ruling the state in a coalition with Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party.

Notably, one among the two youth who had sustained grievous injuries succumbed to his injuries in the intervening night of Friday-Saturday. Is this your new SOP @MehboobaMufti sahiba? Four Central Reserve Police Force personnel were among eight people injured in Saturday's three attacks.

"Assaulting mourners during funeral and burial of Kaiser with teargas shells and pellets causing grave injuries to scores of them reflects the anti-people and inhuman approach of the authorities", the JRL said.

India's Border Security Force said its troops returned fire after Pakistani border rangers in Sialkot fired into Kashmir without provocation in the early hours of Sunday.

"The protesters tried to stop the vehicle but the forces continued to move", said Shahid Ahmad, a resident who was at the scene. Police, however, said the incident was a mistake by the nervous driver and on Saturday registered a case against him for "rash and negligent driving".

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